Johnny Depp's "Lone Ranger" may be having trouble staying afloat at the box office, but that hasn't spoiled his relationship with Disney.
Infinitum Nihil, Depp's production company, recently moved from Warner Bros. to Disney, with Depp entering into a new first-look pact with the studio. On top of the two Disney projects he already has lined up -- "Into the Woods," for next Christmas, and "Pirates of the Caribbean 5," for summer 2015 -- Depp will likely add "Alice in Wonderland 2," a sequel to the 2010 box office hit.
Directed by frequent Depp confederate Tim Burton and distributed in then-cutting-edge 3D, the first movie grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. The sequel, which would replace Burton with "The Muppets" director James Bobin, is looking resurrect Depp's gonzo Mad Hatter, reports Deadline, with Depp in final talks to reprise the role. The follow-up is tentatively titled "Through the Looking Glass."
It seems like Depp gets itchy every few months if he's not covered in white Kabuki makeup, but he did a great job with the Mad Hatter character, and we can see this being an expansive world worth revisiting. The loss of Burton certainly dampens some of the fun, but we're confident Bobin and his collaborators can bring Wonderland back with vibrancy.
Are you interested in seeing Depp return to Wonderland, or was one Day-Glo 3D journey enough for you?