Back To The Future’s Christopher Lloyd Trends After Believed Appearance At Johnny Depp Trial

Great Scott! Could it be him?

By Michileen Martin | Published

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As far as we know — besides the usual mutual connections celebrities tend to gather over the courses of their careers — Christopher Lloyd doesn’t have any specific connections with either Johnny Depp or Amber Heard. In fact, in spite of a nearly 50 year screen acting career beginning with 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, according to IMDb the only screen project Lloyd and Depp have both worked on is 2016’s Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie and Lloyd hasn’t appeared in anything with Heard. And yet tons of people on Twitter are swearing not only that they’ve seen the Back to the Future star, but that he’s testifying as an expert witness.

The guy everyone seems to think is some kind of Christopher Lloyd twin is actually Dr. David Siegel, a psychiatrist and expert witness speaking for the defense. As reported by Newsweek and others, on Monday Dr. Spiegel testified that Depp showed signs of being a violently abusive partner. Below are some of the tweets from observers who seemed to feel that maybe Back to the Future‘s Doc Brown had just arrived from the future to make sure the trial ended the right away.

By the end of this October, Christopher Lloyd will be 84 years old. Understandably, when a lot of the Back to the Future star’s fans saw his name trending on social media, they were concerned it might be for a tragic reason. Pretty soon, quite a bit of the traffic keeping the name trending was all about people relieved when they learned why it was trending. Or, alternatively, people who were angry when they found out why it was trending.

The indignation and concern from Christopher Lloyd fans may seem even more understandable when you learn some fans find Dr. David Siegel reminds them of someone completely different. Next to Lloyd, one of the biggest comparisons being made is to Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events — played by Jim Carrey in the 2004 film and Neil Patrick Harris in the Netflix series. You can see some of those competing tweets below.

While Christopher Lloyd did not actually, as far as we can tell, appear at the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial, we do know a couple of places where he will be showing up. One of the most exciting pieces of casting news to be released in March was that Lloyd was joining the cast of The Mandalorian‘s third season. There’s no word yet on who Lloyd will play in the Star Wars series, but it won’t be his first time in a major space-based sci-fi franchise. In 1984 he appeared as the Klingon villain Commander Kruge in 1984’s Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

This October, Christopher Lloyd will star in Spirit Halloween: The Movie, based on the Spirit of Halloween shops. According to Variety, Lloyd will play the wealthy Alec Windsor in the flick, whose ghost appears every year on Halloween for a single hour. He’ll be joined in the film by Rachel Leigh Cook (She’s All That).