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New trailer for Johnny Depp’s ‘Lone Ranger’

- December 11th, 2012

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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.

New images and trailer for Johnny Depp’s ‘The Lone Ranger’

- October 3rd, 2012

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Johnny Depp fans rejoice. After years spent in development hell, we’re finally getting a look at next summer’s The Lone Ranger.

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Disney stoked anticipation for the movie with its release of several high-res images from the film, a teaser poster and (what you’ve really been waiting for) a trailer. Following the familiar Jerry Bruckheimer logo, we’re treated to some slick action courtesy of director Gore Verbinski. With the advent of the railroad, it seems all sorts of baddies have emerged hijacking trains and such.

Tom Wilkinson’s narration doesn’t tell us much of what the film is going to be about. But we do hear a heavily accented Johnny Depp (who plays the Native spirit warrior Tonto) spurring on Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger when he says, “There come a time Kimosabe, when good men must wear mask.”

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The Lone Ranger has been an on-again-off-again film for years. The film was shelved in 2005 and again in 2011 before being green-lit last fall. But even though Johnny and horses might not mix (his 2000 film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was never completed and Dead Man was DOA), the action looks great. And, hey, anytime Depp and Helena Bonham Carter get together it’s can’t-miss right?

The Lone Ranger will be released July 3, 2013. Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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