The love-child of nostalgia and Hollywood’s thing for remakes/re-imaginings, Disney’s The Lone Ranger released July 3, starring Johnny Depp and the hilariously yet kinda awesomely named Armie Hammer, with Gore Verbinski of Pirates of the Caribbean fame directing. It has been many moons since the Lone Ranger and his Indian friend Tanto roamed the Wild West dispensing justice and righting wrongs. Will justice be done to The Lone Ranger, or will it be a heap-big disappointment?
Disney’s ‘Lone Ranger’ movie hits theaters next July, and here’s a bunch of photos released by the studio. Johnny Depp’s hair is a bird, so etc etc.
"Werewolves? You white man come up with some stupid shit."
A few days ago, there was news that Disney had canceled their Lone Ranger movie and then news a little later that maybe it hadn’t been canceled, but they were just looking to work with new people on it after they were unable to come to a budget agreement with Jerry Bruckheimer. And now there’s word that the reason Jerry Bruckheimer’s Lone Ranger would have gone over what Disney wanted to budget was that he really wanted to have werewolves.
Well this just sucks. I was actually looking forward to Disney’s big screen Lone Ranger movie with Johnny Depp as Tonto and then they go and just cancel the whole fucking thing because producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinksi were being dicks about the budget. Fuck you guys.
Armie Hammer, who played one half (or both halves post-production) of the Winkelvoss twins in The Social Network has landed the lead and titular role in the Disney/Bruckheimer Lone Ranger film. Hammer will star opposite Johnny Depp, who has already been cast as Tonto, the faithful Indian sidekick.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed the logo for the upcoming Lone Ranger film on his brand new website today. The film will be directed by Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski and will star Johnny Depp as Tonto. There’s been no one cast to play The Lone Ranger himself yet, though George Clooney has been rumored to be in the running for the role.