Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass begins principal photography this week, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures confirmed to E! News Monday. It is a sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland and will shoot on location at Shepperton Studios in England. The film is slated for release on May 27, 2016.
Several actors will reprise their roles in the movie, including Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth of Crims, the Red Queen; Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter; Anne Hathaway Mirana of Marmoreal, the White Queen; Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice Kingsleigh.
The film features new faces, including Sacha Baron Cohen as Time, Rhys Ifans as the Mad Hatter's father and Ed Speelers as James Harcourt. James Bobin will direct, while Tim Burton will stay on as a producer.
Returning voice actors include Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat; Alan Rickman as the Blue Caterpillar; Michael Sheen as the White Rabbit; Timothy Spall as Bayard; Paul Whitehouse as the March Hare and Barbara Windsor as Dormouse. Toby Jones has been hired to voice a new character named Wilkins.
Alice in Wonderland won two Academy Awards in 2011 for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design; it was also nominated for Best Visual Effects. The movie has earned more than $1 billion in ticket sales.
Disney is also working on live-action versions of two of its most popular animated features, Cinderella (March 13, 2015) and The Jungle Book (October 9, 2015). Beauty and the Beast is also being developed.