Sacha Baron Cohen Eyeing Villain Role in 'Alice in Wonderland' Sequel

January 21, 2014
Source: Variety

Sacha Baron Cohen

Just last fall, before Thanksgiving, we learned that Disney would send their sequel to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland to theaters on May 27th, 2016. Both Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are returning as The Mad Hatter and Alice respectively, and now we have word on the villain for the sequel called Through the Looking Glass. Variety reports Borat and Brüno star Sacha Baron Cohen is currently in talks to take the antagonist role, but the only details about the character known right now are that he is called Time. Coincidentally, Cohen previously worked with Johnny Depp on Burton's 2007 adaptation of Sweeney Todd.

Cohen will shoot the recently annonced spy comedy Grimsby with Louis Leterrier early this summer before heading over to the Disney sequel. The actor is just as theatrical as Depp when it comes to roles like this, so his part as the film's villain should prove to be fruitful. However, this time it will be The Muppets director James Bobin behind the camera instead of Burton, so we'll see if fans still like the sequel as much without the Hot Topic merchandise creator directing. We'll likely hear more news on this project soon.

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  • Ehsan Davodi
    Yes , definitely I love Alice In Wonderland and i need TRUE sequel BUT not only another visual effect fest. I want something memorable but not only for passing my time through. Story must be captivating as Lewis Carroll book. For me Disney Animation is far better than Burton's Alice.
    • OfficialJab
      I didn't mind that it was all digital effects, but I minded that the story was very straightforward and cliché. The stories within the story are the most interesting part to me.
      • Ehsan Davodi
        Me too Jab , but exaggerate in using visual effects impact on whole story anyway. Visuals is very important part in something like WONDER-land but exaggerate in everything ruin that thing , even in drinking the water.
        • OfficialJab
          I usually agree, you can see several articles here of me arguing for Star Wars 7 to have as few vfx as they can, but I liked it in Wonderland.




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