The Tim Burton-directed adaptation of Lewis Carroll‘s classic ‘Alice in Wonderland‘ was questionable at best, but there’s no denying it had stellar cast: Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp, Stephen Fry, Crispin Glover, Matt Lucas, and the shiver-inducing, deliciously-voiced Alan Rickman.
And ’tis but a frabjous day, because Rickman’s velvety vocal chords are back to tingle you in the first full trailer to the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel, ‘Through The Looking Glass‘ [Rickman might not *technically* appear in the trailer but his voice absolutely does, and IMDb assures us he’s back in his role as the Blue Caterpillar. PHEW, because honestly, it’s Rickman or bust.]
The rest – minus Crispin Glover – are definitely back: Mia as Alice, Helena BC as the Red Queen, Johnny as the Mad Hatter, Stephen as the Cheshire Cat, and Matt in the role he was straight up born to play, that of the twins Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
Someone also had the foresight of mind to remove Tim Burton from his own rectum and replace him with James Robin as director. (Or maybe it was because he and Bonham Carter split up last year, idk. )
The result is a darker, meatier-looking film, with Sasha Baron Cohen and Rhys Ifans – y’know, the weird roommate from ‘Notting Hill‘ and also Xenophilius Lovegood, and tbh, not much else worth noting – joining the cast as Time and the Mad Hatter’s daddy dearest respectively.
‘Through The Looking Glass’ hits theatres May 27, 2016.