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

by Kevin Jagernauth
November 22, 2013 3:16 PM
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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 delayed "Pirates 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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  • Kia | November 22, 2013 8:47 PMReply

    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 | November 22, 2013 7:14 PMReply

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

  • JP | November 22, 2013 6:10 PMReply

    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.

  • JP | November 23, 2013 1:08 AM

    Yousef: Who pissed in your Corn Flakes, bro? Yes, Mia has a great career going; you're living under a rock if you truly think otherwise.

    The 94% RT rating doesn't mean jack. Inflated by the nostalgia freaks and nothing else, because the plot sucked nuggets. And I grew up with the original Muppet movies.

  • Yousef | November 22, 2013 8:45 PM

    Mia had a career? Amazing career? Wow!

    Washed up Depp ? Ahahahahaha! Are you living in the real world? I know you don't get out much but wake up he is still on top and as popular as ever, not having so much success at the moment doesn't mean that he is washed you dummy.
    And what hack director? Do you mean the acclamied director of the %94 rated muppets movie?

  • abby | November 22, 2013 7:04 PM

    lol come on, it's not that serious. Mia's career will be just fine, don't take it so personally

  • James Bobin | November 22, 2013 3:27 PMReply

    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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