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I don’t think I know anyone who saw Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and thought it was really good. Some kinda liked it, but most were pretty “meh” about it. Of course, the 2010 film starring Johnny Depp went on to earn a whopping $1 billion in worldwide box office anyway, with over 2/3rds of that coming from overseas fans who went gaga for its 3D.
And so, Disney has officially announced the beginning of production on the sequel, to be called “Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.”
This time there is no Tim Burton behind the camera. Instead, James Bobin (“The Muppets,” “Muppets Most Wanted”) will take over directing chores, with Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen returning in the cast.
The plot for the sequel, we’re told, will revisit “Carroll’s beloved stories with an all-new new tale that travels back to Underland—and back in Time.”
Also back for the sequel are the background crews, including composer Danny Elfman, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and VFX supervisor Ken Ralston.
The film is currently scheduled for a May 27, 2016 release.