Woolverton brought us the sequel to Alice in Wonderland (Burton) and also penned the reworking of Disney's Beauty & the Beast. She's certainly got the knack for sprucing up classics. And in each (Alice & Beauty) she has strong (but not overpoweringly so) women. It will be such fun to see what she does with the Mistress of All Evil.
Bart just hopes that the "Bad Fairy" is not played by Helena Bonham Carter since Burton is likely to pair with Woolverton again. Not that he has anything against Carter, contrariwise - he wants her to win an Oscar for her Queen of Hearts, remember? It's just that he feels one of the greatest animated villains of all time should be played by an older and distinguished actress. He always put Anjelica Huston in the role. I agree... it should be a "mature woman."
Conjure it up, Ms. Woolverton!