Hans Zimmer Replacing Jack White as Composer on 'Lone Ranger'
Back in the spring, we got the exciting news that musician Jack White was going to score Disney's adaptation of The Lone Ranger. Well, the keen eyes at The Playlist noticed that the credits at the end of the most recent trailer listed Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight composer Hans Zimmer in that role instead. However, as they point out, Zimmer has worked with musicians like Rodrigo y Gabriela in his scores, so it didn't seem out of the ordinary. But an official statement from Disney confirms that Jack White is no longer working on The Lone Ranger score and Zimmer is now the man behind the film score. Read on!
However, Disney said, "Jack White, who had originally been contemplated to score and has contributed several pieces of music to the production, was logistically unavailable due to scheduling conflicts that arose when the film’s release moved to July of 2013.” We're not sure if it's as simple as that, but if Disney really didn't like what White was doing with the score, I imagine they wouldn't use any of his music. So perhaps scheduling issues really did keep White from finishing his work on the film. The good news is Zimmer has done great work for Gore Verbinski on Pirates, and more appropriately, Rango, so it's not a complete loss.