It seems rather fitting that the Mad Hatter would show up unannounced in the middle of the Alice in Wonderland panel, especially when said hatter is Johnny Depp. MTV has reported that Johnny Depp surprised fans at the Disney 3-D panel at San Diego Comic-Con by showing up at the end of Tim Burton’s presentation of footage from the film.
The addition of Depp to the stage was a memorable end to the panel discussion, which began with filmmaker Tim Burton getting cheers from the crowd. The presentation included a teaser trailer of various footage from the film in 3-D, with Burton laughing about all the wacky characters included in his version of Alice in Wonderland.
“Looks like a freak show, doesn’t it?” the director laughed while the character images graced the screen.
Burton said the Alice in Wonderland film isn’t a faithful adaptation of the classic book by Lewis Carroll, but instead takes the characters and various scenes from the book and molds them into an updated story.
Alice in Wonderland stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman and Mia Wasikowska and is scheduled for a March 5, 2010 release. Our coverage of Alice in Wonderland continues tomorrow right here at The Flickcast.