Back in March we gave you a peek at character art and promotional images from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, including a first look at what promises to be the main attraction of the phantasmagorical 2010 flick: Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter. But technically speaking, today's new image of Depp is the first official photo of his character - at least according to Walt Disney Pictures. Are they trying to stretch out their marketing materials with talk of "firsts" and such? Probably. But what's really important here is that we have not only another look at Alice in Wonderland, but another peek at what promises to be one of the wackiest character of Johnny Depp's already-eclectic career. (Could it be weirder than his Willy Wonka? Maybe not.)
The 3-D adventure based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass" finds a now-19-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returning to Wonderland, where she finds Depp's Mad Hatter along with the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen), Tweedledee and Tweedledum (Little Britain's Matt Lucas), the Dormouse (EastEnders' Barbara Windsor), the Caterpillar (Alan Rickman!), and the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry). Anne Hathaway, Timothy Spall, Christopher Lee, Crispin Glover, and her royal HBC -- Helena Bonham Carter, as the villainous Red Queen -- also star.
Take a look at more images from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and mark your calendars for March 5, 2010.