Published On: Mon, Jul 15th, 2013

Johnny Depp set to return as Mad Hatter for ‘Alice in Wonderland 2’ after ‘Pirates 5’

A Dark Shadows adaptation and a failed film with The Lone Ranger leaves Johnny Depp is dusting off and lining up his next projects.

Deadline confirms that Depp was tipped in negotiations for the lead in Lionsgate’s Mortdecai, an adaptation of the 1970s mystery novels. 

tim-burton-alice-in-wonderland-movie-photos-Johnny Depp as Mad HatterNow news that Depp has a ‘new’ multi-year first look deal at Disney to develop film projects he can produce there.

 Deadline says their insiders say that deal (which used to be based at Warner Bros) was set and signed back with Disney in March, not recently, and just never announced. What is new is that Depp is in final discussions at Disney for the much anticipated Alice In Wonderland sequel with James Bobin (of the recent Muppets reboots) subbing for Tim Burton as director.

Depp as the Mad Hatter in that 3D modern film made over $1B worldwide grosses for the studio in 2010.

Depp will also reprise Capt Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 dated for Summer 2015 and directed by Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

UPDATE: The Alice in Wonderland sequel will be titled Through the Looking Glass and open in 2016 – more HERE

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