Johnny Depp to Return as Mad Hatter in 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel

July 12, 2013

Johnny Depp

Briefly: At the end of May, we learned that The Muppets director James Bobin (currently working on the sequel Muppets Most Wanted) was going to stick around Disney to be at the helm of the sequel to Tim Burton's successful 2010 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Tentatively titled Into the Looking Glass, the film would continue Alice's adventures with Mia Wasikowskia reprising the title role and Linda Woolverton returning to write the film. Now Deadline has word that Johnny Depp is in final talks to reprise his role as Mad Hatter, and the news comes just as The Lone Ranger tanks at the box office. Though unsurprising, it's not a bad move to try and keep Depp's name from being stuck in the mud for too long.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


Good. The symptoms he showed of insanity were extremely accurate, I dont know why critics gave him such low marks when he was so realistic. Most people dont know what good acting or good moviemaking means

Moof on Jul 12, 2013


he was fabtastic as the mad hatter in the first movie, can't wait for the sequel

Yousef on Jul 12, 2013


I think this was his best role, and that's saying a lot!

kitano0 on Jul 12, 2013


The publics love obsession with Depp made the first one a terrible movie. I mean Christ, the movie posters had the mad hatter front and center and he wasn't even supposed to the main character. The focus was misplaced.

RobertPelletier on Jul 12, 2013


He was awesome as the mad hatter. However Depp needs some roles where he's not playing a quirky loon every once in awhile.

UrAllThumb on Jul 12, 2013


Meh, I wasn't crazy about that Alice in Wonderland movie I just don't think Johnny Depp is challenging his range of acting. He's a great actor no doubt but he's just been bland lately I want to see that passion back from him that's all. I still can't get that awful taste of "The Tourist" from my mouth, OY VEY!!!

BinaryChaos on Jul 13, 2013


Dude is typecast now, its always the weird pirate guy.

Happy camper on Jul 13, 2013


Johnny Depp is a good box office name and movie star and a pretty good actor but thats about it.

Lazlo on Jul 13, 2013

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