It’s finally here. Yes, after a string of enticing teases scattered throughout the week, Disney has pulled back the curtain on the very first trailer for James Bobin’s live-action feature, Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Reprising the title role once again is Mia Wasikowska, who is sent forth on a daring, time-bending journey back to Underland. Pitched as a prequel of sorts, Bobin’s spin on a classic title is akin to an extension of Tim Burton’s 2010 romp Alice in Wonderland – Burton remains attached as executive producer – with our titular heroine now tasked with revisiting some of the key players in order to rescue them. A trip down memory lane in every which way, today’s trailer welcomes back Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonhan Carter as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.
At the crux of the story, though, is newcomer Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays the personification of Time itself. Guiding Alice across various eras, this is very much a revisionist take on the rolling hills of Wonderland, and we’re excited to see how Alice’s journey pans out when the prequel releases next year.
Alice Through the Looking Glass will skip merrily into theaters on May 27, 2016. Until then, you can share your early thoughts on the debutant trailer using the comments section below.
Director James Bobin brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in 2010 with “Alice in Wonderland,” in which Alice (Wasikowska) returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. The film, which once again features Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall, introduces several new characters as well: Zanik Hightopp (Rhys Ifans), the Mad Hatter’s father, and Time.