Disney has released a new trailer for its upcoming sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, packed to the gills with shots of fantastical CG characters, locales and effects. The spot debuted exclusively on Facebook and preceded a special Facebook Live Q&A with star Johnny Depp (a.k.a. The Mad Hatter) and director James Bobin.
Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska) has spent the past few years following in her father’s footsteps and sailing the high seas. Upon her return to London, she comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland and her friends the White Rabbit (voiced by Michael Sheen), Absolem (Alan Rickman), the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry) and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is not himself. The Hatter has lost his Muchness, so Mirana (Anne Hathaway) sends Alice on a quest to borrow the Chronosphere, a metallic globe inside the chamber of the Grand Clock which powers all time. Returning to the past, she comes across friends – and enemies – at different points in their lives, and embarks on a perilous race to save the Hatter before time runs out.
Helena Bonham Carter returns as the Red Queen, with Timothy Spall as Bayard the Bloodhound and newcomers Rhys Ifans as Zanik Hightopp — Mad Hatter’s father — and Sacha Baron Cohen as the part human, part clock embodiment of Time. Inspired by the stories of Lewis Carroll, James Bobin directs from a script by Linda Woolverton. The film is produced by Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd and Jennifer Todd and Tim Burton with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer.
Alice Through the Looking Glass opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.