Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Johnny Depp joins 'Alice and Wonderland' sequel

Actor Johnny Depp, who was last seen in 'Lone Ranger', is keen to play the Mad Hatter again in 'Alice in Wonderland 2'

Johnny Depp joins 'Alice and Wonderland' sequel (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Johnny Depp will return as the Mad Hatter in 'Alice in Wonderland 2' after negotiating a deal with Disney.

The 50-year-old 'Lone Ranger' actor is set to sign a new deal with Disney to star in a follow-up to 2010's smash hit 'Alice and Wonderland' directed by Tim Burton, while 'The Muppets' director James Bobin will replace Burton as director of the sequel, Deadline reported.

Depp played the Mad Hatter in Disney's 2010 adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic which also starred Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter.

It's not yet known whether his co-stars will reprise their roles in the film.

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