Walt Disney Studios celebrated the end of Daylight Savings Time this weekend with a brief teaser for Alice Through the Looking Glass, the studio's sequel to the 2010 box office blockbuster Alice in Wonderland. This sequel revisits Lewis Carroll's beloved stories with an all-new tale that travels back to Underland - and back in Time. It isn't known when the full trailer for this sequel will be released, so stay tuned for that.
Returning from the original movie are Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. Sacha Baron Cohen plays a new character called Time whose powers allow Alice to visit the Wonderland characters at different times in their lives. This will allow fans to see some of the characters' prequel stories to the classic Lewis Caroll story of the same name. Alan Rickman, Andrew Scott, Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones round out the supporting cast.
Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production and star Mia Wasikowska debuted new posters at the D23 Expo, where they thrilled fans with a preview of the all-new spectacular adventure, Alice Through the Looking Glass, featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories. Director James Bobin brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with Alice in Wonderland, in which Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. The film, which once again features Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall, introduces several new characters as well: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter's father, and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton produce Alice Through the Looking Glass and John G. Scotti is the executive producer. The screenplay is provided by Linda Woolverton, who wrote 2010's Alice in Wonderland, which took in over $1 billion at the box office. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D, Disney's Alice Through the Looking Glass opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.
Alice Through the Looking Glass will go up against X-Men: Apocalypse at the box office next May, setting the stage for what could be an epic box office showdown. Both franchise have massive fan bases, and it will be interesting to see which will prevail. Stay tuned for the first trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass, but, in the meantime, take a look at this brief teaser.