Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass starts shooting this week with most of the original’s film cast returning to reprise their roles under the direction of James Bobin (The Muppets, The Muppets Most Wanted). The sequel is scheduled for release on May 27, 2016.
Leading the Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass cast in front of the camera are Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, Rhys Ifans Zanik Hightop (the Hatter’s father), Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Ed Speleers as James Harcourt, and Sacha Baron Cohen as Time.
Adding their vocal talents to computer-animated characters are Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat, Toby Jones as Wilkins, Alan Rickman as the Blue Caterpillar, Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit, Timothy Spall as Bayard, Paul Whitehouse as the March Hare, and Barbara Windsor as Dormouse.
Disney’s plot description is deliberately succinct and vague at this stage of the game. It reads, “an all-new tale that travels back to Underland — and back in Time.”