Thursday, March 8, 2012

First image from Johnny Depp's The Lone Ranger

OK, OK, Depp isn't actually playing the classic Western hero The Lone Ranger. That's actually Armie Hammer as the masked man. Depp is Tonto. In case you couldn't tell.

Director Gore Verbinski has take some liberties with the look of both legendary characters. Not being a purest, I'm not really concerned. I'm also not all that excited about the project either, but the casting is interesting and I don't mind what I see here. Judgement will be reserved for when some actual footage arrives.

My dad grew up a Lone Ranger fan and, by default, so did I. As long as this film doesn't make my old man roll over in his grave, I'll be happy.

The film is set for release May 31, 2013.


  1. Pretty much. Surprise, surprise. It's Bruckheimer and Disney pulling the strings.

  2. I fear for this one. I loved The Lone Ranger and my hope is running on fumes.

  3. Yeah man, it's tough to look forward to it. Hollywood has fucked too many good things up!

  4. I'm thinking... I'll pass on this one.

  5. yep I don't know what has happened to Depp... all that private island living has made him forget what he was once GREAT at... they say power corrupts, for me I think time does too, in a more lasting and upsetting sense.
    It's almost a shame that Depp hasn't aged, he would be a much better character actor if he had gained a bit of weight and a few lines on the face...