One of the most anticipated films coming to Comic-Con is Tim Burton’s 3D reworking/sequel of Alice in Wonderland. Images of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter has the Red Queen, Mia Wasikowska as teenage Alice, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen have been colorfully delicious, but moving footage has remained elusive.
In talking with MTV News, Burton revealed, cryptically, how he plans to promote Alice in Wonderland at Comic-Con next week.
“[It’s] a kind of a semi-trailer,” Burton said. “It’s where we’re at at the moment. There’s not a lot of footage to show.” The film is still a ways off so the lack of complete footage is understandable, but I suspect what he brings will not only look complete but jaw-dropping all the same.
Burton also spoke candidly about how he and Depp approached the Mad Hatter. “When you look at most interpretations, everything is pretty one-note,” he said. “Everybody is crazy. With him, we are always trying to find a subtext and layer to it so it’s rooted in humanity to some degree—something deeper than just being nuts.”
Everyone’s fingers are crossed that Burton’s “Semi-Trailer” at Comic-Con includes the Mad Hatter digging deeper than nuts. What better man to dig deep than a man named “Depp.”