Friday, November 22, 2013

Alice In Wonderland 2 Gets 2016 Release Date

Alice In Wonderland 2 is definitely going ahead and both Johnny Depp (as the Mad Hatter) and Mia Wasikowska (as Alice) are on board. As rumors suggested, Tim Burton will NOT be helming it. That task will now be on The Muppets director's plate, James Bobin.

The release date, announced Friday, is now set for May 27, 2016 (Memorial Day weekend in the US) and will likely be just as CG-tastic as the last one was, but hopefully that's a good thing. No word on if the title will get a tag line of Through the Looking Glass or similar yet but I'd be surprised if they didn't add something to indicate the storyline won't be completely continuous from the first movie. Unless it is. Which would mean a whole new and different Alice adventure, which, (IMHO) is shaky ground with the first movie's reception - and continuing reviews - being quite varied, despite it's apparent "runaway success" (monetarily speaking).

I guess we shall see, though we probably won't hear any more about it until the second half of next year now. So many ways this could go, and I'm probably not as curious as I could be, although Bobin being a co-creator of Flight of the Conchords has me admittedly hoping for unexpectedly good things...

Source: Collider & The Hollywood Reporter

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