First Look: 'The Lone Ranger' with Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp
by Ethan Anderton
March 8, 2012
With Disney's sci-fi epic John Carter hitting theaters tomorrow, their marketing machine is in full swing with new images of Dark Shadows (while plenty of images have hit recently, we're waiting for a trailer to hit sometime soon) and now, with production recently underway, Jerry Bruckheimer (noticed on Twitter by ComingSoon) has unveiled the first official look at Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as his trusty sidekick Tonto. Really Depp just looks like Captain Jack Sparrow as a grumpy Native American, but Hammer seems to be quite a dashing hero. Maybe we'll get a brief teaser soon? Image below!
Here's our first look at Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger from Jerry Bruckheimer's Twitter:
The Lone Ranger is directed by Pirates of the Caribbean franchise helmer Gore Verbinski and written by Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. The film arrives on May 31st, 2013.
Hammer looks the part. But what the fvck is Jack Sparrow doing in the desert?
Scotty97 on Mar 8, 2012
if sways just once....
Jericho on Mar 8, 2012
will save my comments for a trailer, though i do hope this works out for the better.
rockkicker on Mar 8, 2012
I can't say I am too thrilled with that picture at all; I was hoping for a classic powder blue Lone Ranger.
Jeremy Juliano on Mar 8, 2012
Errr... Pirates of the Midwest?
Mithun Divakaran on Mar 8, 2012
I say it looks promising.
Isildur_of_Numenor on Mar 8, 2012
i like it. kinda glad they ditched the blue. good update!
Georgethree33 on Mar 8, 2012
How has Armie Hammer not narrated everything?
Renato Guzman on Mar 8, 2012
Wouldn't it be Southwest? Since they're filming in New Mexico and all... 🙂 I just wish Depp would step out of his comfort zone!! He's worn these types of characters out!
Jonathon on Mar 8, 2012
Depp looks old and whats with the strange crow hat?? And as for the Lone Ranger - he looks to young! Its a difficult boot to fill given how good Klinton Splisbury was in the role.
Me on Mar 8, 2012
Davide Coppola on Mar 8, 2012
Could be good. I'll wait for the trailer though.
Film-Book.com on Mar 8, 2012
Couple of Pimps.
DAVIDPD on Mar 8, 2012
That crow on top makes it look a lot like a pirate hat...oh marketing
Jesse on Mar 8, 2012
This looks WHAAAAAAAACK. Native Americans are shaking their collective heads and sighing everywhere. "Here we go again. Wake me when it's over."
goatmouth on Mar 8, 2012
Nah - we're not. It's just a movie. Plus, at least it's not Jon Lovitz! (SNL skit) 😉
avconsumer2 on Mar 9, 2012
AWESOME! Depp as Tonto is genius. Looking forward to it.
Dragon on Mar 8, 2012
But why the rum?
Quanah on Mar 8, 2012
I thought they didn't have a script yet, but apparently not since this is the first look at PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE LONE RANGER RIDES. I've always been a huge fan of The Lone Ranger from the old 50's show to the 80's cartoon to the 00's comic book. I'm even a fan of Verbinski, Depp and Hammer but this just looks all wrong. Just on a character design level... While I'm not arguing for the powder blue outfit, I do think they could've come up with an alternative that was more faithful (I hate that the red bandanna is a thin rolled up wrap around his neck... it's like an afterthought). And I seriously can't believe they just dusted off the Sparrow costume for Depp. I know this is an incredibly early sneak peek and who knows maybe Hammer will don the more classic outfit at some point in the movie. But this pic alone has get me worried and feeling like maybe Disney should've pulled the plug completely.
Cineasta on Mar 8, 2012
Umm, what LDP wasnt up for it? some random indian ... COME ON
Matthew Beaver on Mar 8, 2012
I can't stop laughing!lol!!!! They better have a helluva trailer!
jah p on Mar 8, 2012
Dark Shadows is Warner Bros. After reading your comments people, I know one thing - you know nothing about Native Americans and their history. It's really sad. Classic look was good in 50th or 60th not today.
Ann on Mar 9, 2012
Gunna be alot of old men in the theatres next year, this was the "Star Wars" back in the day 🙂
David Banner on Mar 9, 2012
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