Disney and director James Bobin may have just found their Time, the lead villain in Alice in Wonderland sequel Through the Looking Glass. Variety reports Sacha Baron Cohen is now in early talks for the role. Bobin and the studio had been looking at both male and female actors for the part, so if Cohen’s deal doesn’t make, it’s possible someone drastically different could end up with it.
Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are returning to reprise the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively, in the “sequel-meets-prequel” which will also see younger versions of their characters on screen. That dastardly Time probably has something to do with that. Through the Looking Glass has already been set for a May 27, 2016 release.