Johnnydeppblowdeauville01There are web rumblings that Johnny Depp may play the Mad Hatter in a new 3D production of "Alice in Wonderland," directed by his old pal Tim Burton.

Australian actress Mia Wasikowska is set to play the title role in the Disney production.

The film reportedly starts next year and will be released in the summer of 2010.

I’m a huge Depp fan (always have been) but I kinda hope this A. isn’t really true or B. doesn’t happen.

Hasn’t he sorta done that character already in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?" And can’t Burton make a movie with Depp, just once? I know it’s blasphemy, but..

Of course, Depp could bring his own special stamp to the role. He always does.

But how about a remake of "The Wizard of Oz" with Depp as the Man Behind the Curtain, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man AND Dorothy?

Maybe Toto, too?

Now that would be cool!

Photos: Johnny Depp as a tea partying mad hatter?

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