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‘Alice In Wonderland 2’ Sets 2016 Release Date With Johnny Depp & Mia Wasikowska To Return

'Alice In Wonderland 2' Sets 2016 Release Date With Johnny Depp & Mia Wasikowska To Return

It’s been brewing for a while now, and this afternoon it has become a lot more real: “Alice In Wonderland 2” now has a 2016 release date, with plans to send you down the rabbit hole once again.

Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are returning to reprise their roles in the film, a followup to the 2010, billion dollar smash hit, which was the first post-“Avatar” 3D box office sensation (even though it was converted). No word yet on who will direct, but the project has original ‘Alice’ writer Linda Woolverton penning the script for the flick that will drop on May 27, 2016. Don’t ask about plot details either, but we’re sure they’ll give plenty of opportunity for Depp to dress up. Speaking of which, with this announcement, it would appear that the already delayedPirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales“—originally set for a 2015 release—could be even further off at this point. Directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg could probably start looking for another gig.

In other release date news, 2015 keeps getting more crowded: Ron Howard‘s “In The Heart Of The Sea” will arrive on March 13th (opposite “Cinderella,” good luck) while Jon Favreau‘s “Jungle Book” will land on October 9th (thus far, unchallenged).

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Comments

Kia

Man, the writers here sucks! The pirates sequel is still veruy much happening and is going to be released on the same year but of course not around the same time.

tweedleguns

Alice's Bloody Adventures in Wonderland is a better way to go. And they are missing Alice's 150th Anniversary!

JP

Wow, this really sucks for Mia. She's only in this because of contract obligations and I know she can't be thrilled at being roped into this and having her amazing career stalled as a result.

I loved the first movie but we sure as hell do NOT need a sequel, especially one with a washed-up Johnny Depp and the hack director of "The Muppets." No, thank you.

James Bobin

Uh, Alice in Wonderland DOES have a director. C'mon The Playlist, get some news writers who actually keep up with their job.

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