1. Star-studded cast
The cast features favorites from the 2010 film, plus some new additions: Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts, Sacha Baron Cohen as the new character — Time. More beloved actors in ‘Underland’ include Stephen Fry, Rhys Ifans, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, and the late Alan Rickman in his last role as the voice of the Caterpillar.
2. Sacha Baron Cohen as Time
The Nerdist explains why Tim Burton fans are excited to see Sacha Baron Cohen join the fray:
Sacha Baron Cohen plays the new character Time, and as per his usual type of character, he’s a bit of a nutter. In the first scene we saw with him, he and the Red Queen (Bonham Carter) are having a bit of a flirt. He’s trying to give her gifts and all she really wants is a mystery item that lets him control time. The banter is actually quite funny and done in a way that only these two masters of timing can manage.
3. Alan Rickman’s last role
Harry Potter fans weren’t the only ones grieving when they heard the news of Severus Snape actor Alan Rickman’s death. He was a beloved thespian, writer, and producer in addition to his many film and TV credits. Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass is the late Rickman’s last film appearance as the cryptic and compelling Caterpillar.
4. Colleen Atwood’s stunning costume designs and fashion influence are hugely popular
Costume enthusiasts rejoiced to see Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood return. Her iconic design for Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter costume continues to inspire cosplayers worldwide. Atwood’s reinterpretation of Alice and the Mad Hatter in the new film feature a rich array of new fabrics, lines, and memorable looks like Mad Hatter’s new Safari. Her all-new design for Sacha Baron Cohen’s Time character is an imaginative use of Renaissance-inspired lines with wildly oversized shoulder epaulettes as part of a doublet-style jacket. Our team has thoroughly enjoyed designing and making the replica costumes for the film, but it’s not just cosplayers and costumers who love the look. Retailers like Hot Topic and Kohl’s both introduced lines of junior fashion for the film. Get ready to see Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat as streetwear as well as a costume favorite this year! Check out our photography shoot featuring elope’s new replica costumes!