Disney Sets Alice in Wonderland Sequel for 2016, Jungle Book in 2015

Disney announces the dates for Alice in Wonderland 2 and Jungle Book, which promises even more potential box office dominance in the coming years.

Disney seems prepared to keep its slate of live-action fairy tales moving by just breaking the intended release dates for two tentpoles for the company: a sequel to Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book. It has been revealed that the studio intends to drop Alice in Wonderland 2 on the world on May 27, 2016, which would mark their second summer 2016 Johnny Depp release if Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stays on schedule (it was originally slated for summer 2015). The project would return stars Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska as the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively, to the world of Wonderland as imagined by Tim Burton. However, Burton will not be back for this venture, which is being overseen by James Bobin of The Muppets reboot films. Meanwhile, Jon Favreau’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book is now slated for October 9, 2015. The film, from a Justin Marks screenplay, is a reported priority for the studio, which already has Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: Episode VII slated for that year, as well. With all these live-action fairy tales, which will follow on next year’s Maleficent and Kenneth Branagh’s re-imagining of Cinderella for 2015, leaves the House of Mouse in a potentially box office Everest over the next several years. SOURCE: Deadline Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all news updates related to the world of geek. And Google+, if that’s your thing!