Throughout his career Rhys Ifans has played some weird sorts of people. A wizard, a pirate radio host, and a human/reptile hybrid are all a part of his extensive resume, and we've just learned that he's adding another big role to that impressive canon. Mr. Ifans is about to head to Wonderland in the new sequel Through The Looking Glass, and he'll be playing father to Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter character.
With three original cast members now on board Through The Looking Glass, the obvious question becomes "Who else will join?" Unfortunately that's not a question we can really answer right now. At this time it's unknown whether actors like Anne Hathaway or Alan Rickman will be returning for the sequel - or even if they're needed in the story.
Tthe Borat star is looking to head into yet another one of Tm Burton's created universes - albeit this time without Burton at the helm.
It's safe to say childhood in the Western world wouldn't be the same without Alice in Wonderland, and regardless of where you first learned about the Cheshire Cat and the Red Queen, they're characters as embedded in your life as people you actually know