‘Through The Looking Glass’ cast expands

The sequel to Tim Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland' will be directed by James Bobin

Mark Rylance is the latest addition to the cast for Through The Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice In Wonderland.

Johnny Depp will reprise his role as The Mad Hatter in the film, whilst Rylance will play his father, despite only being three years older than Depp, reports Empire.

Mia Wasikowska, who played Alice in the 2010 film, will also return for the sequel, which will be released on May 27 in 2016. It was previously revealed that Tim Burton would not return to oversee the second installment in the series and will instead be replaced by The Muppets director James Bobin. Disney have said that they hope to commence production this summer.

The Lewis Carroll adaptation’s original bumper cast also included Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Matt Lucas, although it is not yet known whether they will also return for a second film. Although reviews were mixed, Burton’s film went on to gross over $1,02 billion (£680 million) worldwide, placing it 14th on the all-time list.