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Johnny Depp to Play Mad Hatter in Burton's Wonderland

Johnny Depp to Play Mad Hatter in Burton's Wonderland

Disney has formally announced today that the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie will be played by Johnny Depp (of course!). The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop:

Depp and Burton. . . have formed one of the longest-running director-actor partnerships in modern Hollywood. And so when Burton committed to filming a new live-action/CG version of Alice, Depp was touted as the most likely candidate to play the Mad Hatter — after all, having worked with Burton on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he's practiced in wearing a top hat.

We also have a Tweedledee and Tweedledum — er, we have a Tweedle. Matt Lucas will play both Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

The Johnny Depp news is no surprise, really, but it's exciting to know that it's a done deal! I wonder if the next announcement will be that Helena Bonham Carter is the Queen of Hearts?

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aras8218 aras8218 8 years
Can't wait to see this movie!
krae85 krae85 8 years
BOOOOOOO! I like JD and all, but this is getting really ridiculous. I DON'T want to see Johnny Depp as the mad hatter, other people have talent too!!
dell16 dell16 8 years
I can't wait to see this movie. Alice in Wonderland is dear to my heart. I remember once, my Dad bought me this book as my first ever book. I hope the movie will exceed my expectations.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
im wayyyyyyyyyyy pumped for this!!
jaimed963 jaimed963 8 years
I can't wait. I love most of Tim Burton's and Johnny Depp's projects together.
livelovejdepp livelovejdepp 8 years
omg. i am overly excited. and by the way... i think johnny did a great job in charlie in the chocolate factory. he just did what tim burton told him to do. tim burton obviously wanted him to be creepy, so he was creepy. and it is not johnny depp's choice to stop making POTC. it is the producer's choice or whatever to keep making them. johnny just keeps playing the part. I LOVE ALL THE POTC MOVIES. i thought they were all great! i cant wait for the movie to come out. but of course they would keep making POTC, disney made so much money. i wouldnt want to stop making them either, if you make that much money. plus... they were all pretty good. to some people? no. but to me? amazing. I CANT WAIT!
wilma1 wilma1 8 years
Willy Wonka-Johnny verison wasn't creepy,it was funny.I have never seen that movie with Mad Hatter,but can't wait for it comes out.
CalGirl3 CalGirl3 8 years
Johnny is a perfect choice for the Mad Hatter!! I can't wait to see this. Also, I am surprised (but not really) about Pirates 4 - when a franchise makes THAT much money, Disney would of course do anything to keep it going. I agree that they went downhill after #1. Hint to improve the movies: More Johnny, less insanity on the effects and plot. I'd even like to see Keith Richards back as his dad, he was great in that short cameo.
debbie00486 debbie00486 8 years
Very excited for the Alice in Wonderland movie. =)
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
The role of Alice is being played by Mia Wasikowska from that show, In Treatment. Buzz posted this news a long time ago...I don't know how I feel about her because I don't watch that show but she doesn't seem as cute as I picture Alice to be.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
i luv it! who's playing alice?
radarkitty radarkitty 8 years
Yay!! I can't wait for Alice AND Pirates. I think Johnny as Wonka was creepy, but brilliant. Has Burton ever done anything not creepy and brilliant? I don't think so.
kristyrk kristyrk 8 years
I'm really nervous. Alice in Wonderland is my favorite story of all time, and I hope Burton does it justice!!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
yay, I called it as soon as Burton signed on to direct :)
darlene darlene 8 years
I would see this movie
Phoebe-b Phoebe-b 8 years
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter sounds good... but Alice is a story where the most important characters are women! I'm waiting for news on that front.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
Fun news!
Bebeshopper Bebeshopper 8 years
I'm absolutely giddy at the thought of this! (Sad, huh) This movie has always been one of my favorites from the time I was about 5 years old. Johnny has been a favorite since my hormones arrived. :)
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I'm so excited for him to butcher yet another remake of a classic film/story!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
This sounds like fun... although I didn't care for the remake of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. So, time will tell.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I LOVED Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Burton version). It was far and away better than the horrible 70's version.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
A fourth Pirates? That's a horrible idea. The 3rd one was bad enough.... Johnny, know when to let go!
Jinx Jinx 8 years
I love Johnny, but Willy Wonka was awful. I hated the whole back story for Wonka and the Ommpa Loompas. Blech, awful and Gene Wilder will forever be Willy Wonka. That said, I am looking forward to seeing him as the Mad Hatter and Tonto. :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
^ my day not me day (unless I'm in Ireland,lol.)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
:woohoo: This casting choice is fantastic. Johnny is absolutely perfect as the Mad Hatter. This news made me day. :smile:
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