Helena Bonham Carter Returns to Wonderland


There are certain things that the destined to always be together- Ant and Dec, Justin Bieber and worldwide hatred, and of course, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. It seems that somewhere at the beginnings of their career, Johnny and Helena signed a contract that one could not appear without the other, and the trend seems to be continuing

Today it was announced that Helena would be reprising her role as the Red Queen in the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, entitled Through The Looking Glass. James Bobin is firmly planted in the directors seat, with Mia Wazikowska and of course Johnny Depp reprising their roles as Alice and The Mad Hatter.

Alice in Wonderland was released in 2010, directed by Tim Burton,  and was a mixture of live action and computer animation. It told the story of Alice, who had to try and help the White Queen return to the thrown, by helping to defeat the Jabberwocky, a dragon like creature that terrorised all of Wonderland, controlled by the evil Red Queen.

The plot  for Through The Looking Glass is still being kept very tightly under wraps, but as Carter’s Red Queen was an evil tyrant hell bent on ruling over all of Wonderland, it is likely that she will still be pretty much evil, and will still be hell bent on ruling over all of Wonderland. Disney have not yet confirmed whether the likes of Matt Lucas and Anne Hathaway will return for the sequel, but they have pencilled in a release date of May the 27th 2016, but don’t cancel any plans you may have for that date, as it’s so far in advance, anything could happen. Well, when we say anything, the only thing that can’t happen is Johnny Depp appearing without Helena Bonham Carter, or there’s a fair chance the universe will implode.

Christian started writing film reviews at school for a local paper. Since then he has written for BBC Radio 4's Newsjack and The London Film Review. He also writes and presents a comedy show on AbingdonXtra, an Oxfordshire based radio station.