The first official trailer for “Alice Through the Looking Glass” has been released by Disney. The movie appears to be full of quirky characters, time travel, and unconventional adventures. The movie is being directed by James Bobin, who previously directed Flight of the Choncords.
The movie is loosely based on 1871 sequel to Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s story “Alice In Wonderland.” The story was adapted for the big-screen by Linda Woolverton, who also worked on “Maleficent” and “The Lion King.” It is unclear whether “Alice Through the Looking Glass” would carry over familiar plot elements from the novel it’s based on.
The entire original cast returns in “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” Mia Wasikowska returns as Alice on a journey to save an ailing Mad Hatter, played by Johnny Depp. Helena Bonham Carter reprises her role as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway returns as the White Queen. Alan Rickman voices the Blue Caterpillar. The first movie in the series was helmed by legendary director Tim Burton, who is producing the second film.
One brand-new character appears in the trailer. Sacha Baron Cohen plays Time, a half-clock, half-human character who appears as the villain of the movie. The film is aimed squarely at older fans of Disney’s 1951 animated blockbuster and its 2010 live-action movie. “Alice in Wonderland” was the beginning of Disney’s current spate of live-action adaptations of its classic animated films and was a commercial success by industry standards.
Disney has also released its movie release lineup through 2019. “The Good Dinosaur” will be in theaters on November 25, 2015. The story is set in an alternate world where dinosaurs never went extinct. The movie follows Arlo, a dinosaur who lost his father when he was young in a tragic accident, as he gets lost and befriends a caveboy.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be released December 18, 2015. “The Force Awakens” takes place after the events of “Return of the Jedi,” and introduces a new villainous character, Kylo Ren played by Adam Driver.
“Captain America: Civil War” will be released on May 6, 2016. The film follows a new team of Avengers led by Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and picks up where “Age of Ultron” left off.
“Finding Dory” will be in theaters June 17, 2016, “Cars 3” has a June 2017 release date, and the much-anticipated “Incredibles” sequel will be out on June 21, 2019. “Toy Story 4” is scheduled for release June 2018. Four “Untitled Disney Fairy Tale (Live Action)” movies have been announced for December 22, 2017; November 2, 2018; March 29, 2019, and November 8, 2019.