If you ever have doubts that you’ll see Johnny Depp back in a role where he’s the Mad Hatter – especially after The Lone Ranger opened to poor reviews and disappointing box office – well, you don’t have to worry about it because Depp will indeed return to anchor yet another Alice movie.
If you haven’t heard, Tim Burton won’t return to helm Alice in Wonderland 2. However, Disney has lined up The Muppets and The Muppets… Again! director James Bobin to take over.
Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, and other cast members from Alice in Wonderland may be back, but nothing is confirmed at the moment.
Screenwriter Linda Woolverton who scripted the Burton film has been brought back to write the script.
So, Mouse House still wants to be in business with Depp, despite The Lone Ranger completely bombed. The actor is still very much in demand as he’s also set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 5 with Kon Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, as well as he’s in negotiations to star in another non-Disney film called Mortdecai, followed by Rob Marshall’s musical Into The Woods, once he wraps up Transcendence, the Christopher Nolan-produced sci-fi action film set for theaters next spring.
After all, Depp will still be able to do what Brando did 30 years ago – buy an island.