Johnny Depp to Return as Mad Hatter in 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
July 12, 2013
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.