On the heels of director Tim Burton’s 2010 take on “Alice in Wonderland,” which had a record-shattering showing at the box office, James Bobin is stepping in to helm the sequel, “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass,” which began shooting in England this week. And the returning and newly-added cast list is…impressive, to say the least.
Mia Wasikowska (Alice), Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter), Anne Hathaway (the White Queen), Helena Bonham Carter (the Red Queen), Michael Sheen (voicing the White Rabbit), Alan Rickman (voicing the Blue Caterpillar) and Stephen Fry (voicing the Cheshire Cat) are all on board to reprise their roles, while Rhys Ifans has signed on to play Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father, and Sacha Baron Cohen will embody Time (we have no idea what that means, either, but if anyone can pull it off it’s SBC!)
The second installment revisits Lewis Carroll’s stories to chronicle Alice’s return to Underland and her travels back in time, and with Burton serving as producer this go-around, we’re certain it’ll be as bewitchingly insane as the first installment.
“Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass” opens May 27, 2016.