Johnny Depp has taken on the role of the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter 'The Pirates of the Caribbean' actor will also return for a fourth outing as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The 'Finding Neverland' star has a busy few years ahead as he's also signed up to star in another Disney film, as Tonto, in 'The Lone Ranger'.

Currently in pre-production, both 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'The Lone Ranger' are due to be released in 2010.

No further details have been released yet for the fourth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film.

Depp will next appear on the big screen in 2009's 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' opposite Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Christopher Plummer.