For the third day in a row, Walt Disney Studios has released a new teaser for Alice Through the Looking Glass. The first sneak peek arrived just as Daylight Savings Time came to an end, and it seems "time" itself is a big theme in these videos. Today's teaser reveals that "Time Is Not On Your Side," while warning that the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) from 2010's Alice in Wonderland is coming. It isn't known if these brief glimpses at the sequel are actually leading up to the first full trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass, so we'll have to wait and see.
The 2010 blockbuster Alice in Wonderland earned over $1 billion worldwide at the box office, which spawned Disney's growing slate of live action remakes based on the studio's iconic properties. Hits such as Maleficent and Cinderella have lead to the development of numerous fantasy adventures such as The Jungle Book (April 15, 2016) and Beauty and the Beast (March 17, 2017). There are even more to follow such as Dumbo and Tink, starring Reese Witherspoon.
Mia Wasikowska will return as Alice from Alice in Wonderland, alongside 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 points 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.
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 also features the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall, and introduces several new characters as well. New additions include Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter's father, and Time himself (Sacha Baron Cohen), a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.
The screenplay for Alice Through the Looking Glass is provided by Linda Woolverton, who wrote 2010's Alice in WonderlandJoe Roth, Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton produce Alice Through the Looking Glass and John G. Scotti is the executive producer. 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, where it will go up against X-Men: Apocalypse, setting the stage for what could be an epic box office showdown. Take a look at the latest teaser, along with the first two below, and stay tuned for the full trailer from Alice Through the Looking Glass.