For much of North America, this past weekend it was the end of daylight savings time, so could their be a better time to promote through puns the return of one of fantasy literature’s greatest heroines to the big screen? Of course not. Early Sunday morning, the Walt Disney Company released a teaser for one of there upcoming, big budget sequels (although probably not the one that fans are especially interested in seeing). No, it wasn’t the trailer for the next Captain America, it was the Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass. Not much is revealed but as the pun infers, there is a fall…
Released via Twitter (obviously), the teaser is 11 seconds long and fairly straightforward.
Today is a very important date. It’s Time to fall 🔙. https://t.co/lfdJF0GZZ0
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) November 1, 2015
Evidentally, this was some of the same footage that was screened for those attending D23 earlier this year, with the notable exception of an appearance by Time, the new character played by Sacha Baron Cohen. Of course, that was Mia Wasikowska reprising her role as Alice wearing a brightly-colored dress and walking out a door way in the middle of the sky.
Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall and Johnny Depp are all returning for the sequel. The one person not returning though is Tim Burton, instead the directorial duties for Looking Glass instead call to Muppets and Flight of the Conchords director James Bobin. Burton remains a producer on the film, but his next project as director is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which is currently scheduled to be released December 25, 2016.
Alice Through the Looking Glass, meanwhile, will be in theaters everwhere on May 27, 2016.