Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter Gets a Dad in 'Alice in Wonderland 2'

Mark Rylance is in negotiations to join the cast, which also includes Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Mark Rylance is in talks to play the father of Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter character in Disney's sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland, entitled Through the Looking Glass.

Plot and character details are being kept under wraps, but he joins a cast that also includes Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Sacha Baron Cohen as the unidentified villain. It isn't known how the Mad Hatter's father will figure into the story quite yet.

James Bobin (Muppets Most Wanted) is directing from a script by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent), with Disney hoping to get the sequel into production sometime this summer.

Although he is best known for his work on the stage, Mark Rylance's big-screen credits include The Other Boleyn Girl, Anonymous and the upcoming crime drama The Gunman, which hits theaters later this year.

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass comes to theaters May 27th, 2016 and stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhys Ifans, Ed Speleers, John Sessions, Karol Steele. The film is directed by James Bobin.

Sources: Variety

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Well, I am sure that who ever his mother is in the story, was married to a man who is probably the Mad Hatters dad.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic how does the mad hatter have a dad

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  3. Sean

    I've never heard of Mark Rylance.

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  4. Bellandedward1

    Still skeptical about this since it is the first Tim Burton sequel that he is not Directing

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  5. CoreyB

    The first one a couple years ago was good fun. I mean not a great movie but worth seeing. I'll judge the sequel when i see it

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