Everyone Relax, Disney Still Hearts Johnny Depp, Lines Him Up For 'Alice In Wonderland 2' (Obviously)

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by Kevin Jagernauth
July 12, 2013 5:26 PM
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Yes, so "The Lone Ranger" flopped hard, but honestly, who thought that was even possible? Even with the not-so-hot reviews going into the opening weekend, the general consensus seemed to be: Johnny Depp + "Pirates Of The Caribbean" director and producer = extra-large-parking-spot-required-for-dump-truck-filled-with-cash. However, that didn't really pan out at all. Is Depp's star fading? Would Disney really be ditching the star who has made them literally billions of dollars because of one movie? Whatever happened, the mouse house isn't too concerned at all and are eagerly firming up the walls of Depp's home at the studio.

In fact, Disney already has 'Pirates 5' slated for a 2015 release, and in order to underscore how much they're hugging it out with Depp, the studio has been busy today, as it is now the new home for Depp's production shingle Infinitum Nihil, and it's now extra-confirmed that the actor will return for the brewing "Alice In Wonderland 2." But did anyone ever really doubt that? Yeah, didn't think so. Anyway, the new trip down the rabbit hole has original 'Alice' writer Linda Woolverton penning the script, and while no release date has been set, it does confirm that Depp won't be too far away from his tickle trunk of wacky haberdashery anytime soon. Tonto may not ride again, but Disney still believes in the power of Depp.

So what does the actor's future look like? If all goes according to plan, once he wraps up "Transcendence," he'll shoot the recently announced "Mortdecai" this fall, followed by Rob Marshall's musical "Into The Woods" and presumably 'Pirates 5' right after that. Out of his next three movies, two are at Disney. So rest assured, Depp will still be able to buy an island if he wants to. [Variety/Deadline]

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6 Comments

  • erin | July 15, 2013 11:25 PMReply

    I find it kind of funny when writers make cracks about someone being so rich they could buy an island. I'm sure they come in different prices, but Johnny Depp's island cost around 3 million. Most celebrities who live in L.A. and N.Y. spend 4 or 5 times that amount on a house or apartment!

  • chris | July 13, 2013 12:34 PMReply

    I will see it.Johnny Depp is amazing in everything he does.And i don't care about what haters say cause haters gonna hate!!!

  • Lars | July 13, 2013 7:43 AMReply

    The first one was torture to sit through. I wish Disney would kick Depp to the curb so he could actually get back to acting. A second Alice in Wonderland won't be worse simply because the bar has been set so low.

  • Flo B | July 12, 2013 7:54 PMReply

    I am looking forward to it. But the critics will rip it to shreds and even though it makes me sad to say it obviously people do pay attention to critics.

  • RNL | July 12, 2013 7:40 PMReply

    The first film was the worst film ever made. This one will be better because Tim Burton isn't directing it. But saying a film will be better than the worst film ever made is really damning with the faintest possible praise.

  • yousef | July 12, 2013 6:18 PMReply

    the first movie was great and depp was fantastic as the mad hatter, can't wait for the sequel.

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