Helena Bonham Carter to Return as Red Queen in ‘Through the Looking Glass’

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Helena Bonham Carter looks ready return to her role as the evil Red Queen, as the actress is in final negotiations to join Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska in Disney’s “Through the Looking Glass,” the sequel to 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

James Bobin is on to direct with Joe Roth returning as producer.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Pic will bow on May 27, 2016.

Besides Bonham Carter, Depp and Wasikowska, it’s unknown at this time which actors in the original, such as Anne Hathaway and Alan Rickman, will reprise their roles in this installment.

The first pic grossed more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, including $334 million at the domestic B.O.

Bonham Carter has several films set to bow in the next year including “Suffragette,” with Carey Mulligan, and Disney’s “Cinderella,” in which she plays the Fairy Godmother.

She is repped by WME, the Schiff Co. and Conway van Gelder Grant.

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  4. Kristoffer says:

    Why don’t they get Miranda Richardson this time instead of Ms Bonham Carter repeat her poor imitation?

    • Heather says:

      Miranda richardson’s already played the role…the role has been played by several different actors before her and will be continue to be adapted over and over. As much as I hated Alice in Wonderland, Helena Bonham Carter wasn’t the problem with it, more so the actual writing of her character. She’s actually a fine actor who can at times make regrettable choices in films…mainly the films that everyone actually sees. It’s a shame because she’s most recognizable for these batty blockbusters but her real prowess is shown in her lesser known more subtle biopics and independent films. I’m a bit curious about the change in director…what happened to Tim Burton? Will James Bobin be able to maintain the whimsical and rather identifiable Burton-esque aesthetic of the first film? Here again, I don’t think Tim Burton was the problem with the first movie either….it was really just the juvenile script…uggh I guess that I can agree with you in that I don’t want HBC in this film, but my reason being the preservation of her name and stardom which in recent years, has been swallowed up by the maelstrom of batty adaptations and cheesy blockbusters.

      • Kristoffer says:

        Heather, I think you missed my point. In this film HBC appeared to me imitating Miranda Richardson’s Queenie from Blackadder instead of anything original being done with the role.

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