Johnny Depp Back as Captain Jack – & Tonto & Mad Hatter
09/25/2008 AT 09:40 AM EDT
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 45, has signed to star in two new high-profile Disney projects – and has also agreed to reprise his role as Capt. Jack Sparrow in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie now in development, Variety reports.
He'll play sidekick Tonto in a big-screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger and will team up again with frequent collaborator Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd) for Alice in Wonderland.
Depp, known for his own eccentric fashion sense, will star as the Mad Hatter.
The actor confirmed his involvement during a Disney showcase at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.
As Depp appeared onstage in full Captain Jack Sparrow regalia, the USC marching band played the Lone Ranger's theme song – also known as "The William Tell Overture."
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