This last weekend Disney screened some of the first footage from the Alice in Wonderland sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass. They have since released two character posters. One featuring Mia Wasikowska as Alice and the other featuring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. Along with that we got a brief plot synopsis:

“In Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.” 

The story takes Alice and the Mad Hatter through a journey into time itself to save the Mad Hatter, who is “growing dark.” In the footage screened we see that the character is literally losing his color. They do this by enlisting the help of Time, who is being played by Sasha Baron Cohen. Time is described as “a peculiar creature who is part human, part clock.” After being warned that she can’t win a race against time and that she can’t change the past, she decides to move forward with her plan anyway. During her adventure, she encounters younger versions of "the characters we know and love," and there will be some insight into how those characters turned into the characters they became. 

The movie seems like it has elements of both a sequel and a prequel. Other actors involved with the film include Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp, the Mad Hatter’s father, and then reprising their roles from the first film are Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall

The movie will hit theaters on May 27th, 2016. You can watch the D23 Expo Presentation below. I also included a couple of video interviews featuring Wasikowska discussing the film a little bit more.

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