Disney held a presentation at the Kodak Theatre earlier today in Hollywood and they revealed new information about their future projects, many of which involve Johnny Depp.
The first bit of news is that Depp will be playing The Madd Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. There have been rumors that he would play the part in recent weeks and now it is official. Perfect casting right there.
The second bit of Depp news is that he has been cast in the upcoming Jerry Bruckheimer produced adaptation of The Lone Ranger, which follows a masked Texas Ranger in the Old West who rights injustices with the aid of his native American assistant, Tonto, who Depp will be playing. The script is currently being written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, who wrote the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
This leads me nicely onto the news that Depp will be back as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 4. My guess is that the story will involve the Fountain of Youth which was hinted at towards the end of At World’s End. I just hope they get Geoffrey Rush back as Barbossa, as his character was a personal favourite and to see him on the big screen again would be a treat.
Other Disney News:
Oprah will be voicing a character in The Princess and The Frog and Jim Carrey is set to play seven characters in a computer-animated version of A Christmas Carol.