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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Depp: Burton's Alice & Capt. Sparrow Returns

Exciting news for any fans of "Alice in Wonderland," and Burton's bizarre brain for that matter. Johnny Depp will be playing the Mad Hatter in the upcoming adaptation of "Alice." On top of that it was noted that the film will be extremely stylized and none of the characters will deviate far from their original designs. Filming begins this November with a 2010 release date.

Walt Disney Studios Chairman Richard W. Cook also announced that Johnny Depp would be stepping back on board the Black Pearl for "Pirates of the Caribbean 4." The film is said to be released in 2011.

Along with that, Depp has also signed on to play the character Tonto in "The Lone Ranger." For those who are unfamiliar with it, the movie is based on a radio/television show about a masked rider saving the old west. Think Zorro, but less Spanish.

Looks like Depp has a lot on his plate for the next for years. I'm looking forward to all of these upcoming roles. Jack Sparrow is always a treat, no matter what the quality of the film is, and Depp as the Mad Hatter just makes way too much sense. Bring it on.

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