The first full-length trailer for The Lone Ranger has arrived, with Johnny Depp starring as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the masked hero.
Following on a teaser spot released in October, the new ad gives us some more insight into the pair’s swashbuckling adventure. Left for dead at the top of a very high cliff, John Reid (Hammer) joins forces with Tonto to dish out a can of whoop ass on a whole assortment of baddies.
Depp’s Tonto talks to horses, and it appears there will be plenty of fish-out-water humour. The action looks pretty decent too.
The big-budget movie has a lot riding on it (especially since Depp’s last theatrical outing, Dark Shadows, was a flop), and Disney goes to lengths to remind viewers that the film is coming to us courtesy of the same team that made Pirates of the Caribbean.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times last year, director Gore Verbinski, who has made four other films with Depp, said, “The only version of The Lone Ranger I’m interested in doing is Don Quixote told from Sancho Panza’s point of view.”
Tom Wilkinson (The Green Hornet) will play the main villain, and Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, William Fichtner and Ruth Wilson also star.
The Lone Ranger will hit theaters on July 3, 2013.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.