We've seen a lot of bits for Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland -- Queens and Alices and Dees and Dums abound. But do you remember that Crispin Glover has a role? He's playing Ilosovic Stayne, The Knave of Hearts and head of the Red Queen's Army. An image of the character hasn't been released yet, but Cinematical has just received this exclusive Tim Burton sketch detailing what he will look like. You can see the full-size image in the gallery below.
Seven feet, six-inches tall, with a scarred face and a heart-shaped patch covering his left eye, Stayne is an arrogant, tricky character who follows the Red Queen's every order. He's the only one capable of pacifying her and calming her dramatic mood swings. "I am the martial element for the Red Queen," says Glover. "The Red Queen has a fair amount of short-tempered reactions to things that people do, and so my character has to be quite diplomatic." His darker side emerges in the shadows of the castle hallways.
Be still my Glover fan heart! You know he'll be just perfect in this role. It would be great to get a picture of the real Knave before the film hits, and that's still a definite possibility as Disney is holding a content rollout called "Wonderland Wednesdays." Every Wednesday, a series of websites will get new glimpses of the film. Unless they want to terrorize us with anticipation until the March 5 release, we should see him soon.
*Edited thanks to reader Kerry.