Helena Bonham Carter Is Set To Join “Alice In Wonderland” SequelBy: Tobias Roth - March 14, 2014
Well, it is no surprise that if there was going to be a sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, it would involve Helena Bonham Carter. She will return to reprise her role as the Red Queen.
The big difference in the sequel, Through The Looking Glass, will be that Tim Burton is no longer involved. However, both Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp, his two most frequent collaborators, will be returning.
Through The Looking Glass is the sequel to the book that was written by Lewis Carroll, and follows the events of the 2010 film, which is returning its important cast members. In addition to Depp and Carter, Mia Wasikowska will also be returning to play the role of Alice.
Helena Bonham Carter is getting set to play the evil Red Queen once again, as final negotiations are being conducted for the upcoming Disney film, according to Variety.
In the case of the sequel, with Tim Burton out of the picture, James Bobin, who recently made Muppets: Most Wanted, will be directing the film. Joe Roth will return as the producer. Linda Woolverton, who also scripted Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, is currently working on the script.
The sequel has big shoes to fill after the success of the first film. In 2010, Alice In Wonderland grossed more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, including $334 million at the domestic box office.
In addition to Through The Looking Glass, Helena Bonham Carter has a few other projects coming up in the next couple of years. She is set to play the Fairy Godmother in another Disney adaptation of Cinderella, and Suffragette, a film with Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep.
Prior to the film’s release plot details are being kept secret. However, fans can expect to see Helena Bonham Carter tormenting the young Alice again on May 27, 2016. This means that production could start as early as the end of this year.
Despite the film keeping the plot details secret, if it is to stick closely with the events of the book, the film should follow Alice as she enters a mysterious parallel universe after stepping through the mirror hanging above her fireplace.
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