The 3D follow-up to Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland lands in theaters on May 27, and by the looks of it it’s every bit as surreal, dazzling and psychedelic as the first.
There’s Humpty Dumpty, dragons and a Victorian sanatorium; a live-action chess set, fiery hellish surroundings, and a table set for tea—all set to Pink‘s version of Jefferson Airplane‘s “White Rabbit”:
Those experiencing a disconcerting sense of deja vu shouldn’t worry they’re in Wonderland, however: Alice Through the Looking Glass has indeed already had one trailer, but this new one was unveiled last night during a Facebook Live chat with star Johnny Depp and director James Bobin.
Depp plays the Mad Hatter in the sequel to the 2010 movie, and is joined by most of the original’s cast, including Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, with the voices of Stephen Fry and Michael Sheen, while newcomer Sacha Baron Cohen plays Alice’s nemesis: the half-human, half-clock Time.
Eagle-eyed viewers will have spotted Andrew Scott, aka Jim Moriarty of Sherlock, at the beginning of the trailer.
It’s also the last movie Alan Rickman completed before his untimely death in January. He voices the character of Absalom the Blue Caterpillar, and the inclusion of his voice led some fans to express their sadness all over again:
It’s certainly good to hear his voice again. As Alice might say: curiouser and curiouser…Read More