First Look: Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp in 'The Lone Ranger'


Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted the first image of Gore Verbinski's adaptation of The Lone Ranger, currently set for release on May 31, 2013, and it adopts a darker look than its previous incarnations.

I'm feeling some Brandon Lee/Eric Draven with that Johnny Depp crow look.


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  1. This doesn't look darker to me. It looks like a caricature. Tonto has a dead bird on his head.

    I don't get why Hollywood insists on turning nostalgic TV shows into slapsticky jokes a la The Green Hornet and that abominable looking remake of 21 Jump Street hitting theaters next weekend. Did they learn nothing from Bewitched?

    Posted by: endo | Mar 8, 2012 1:25:53 PM


    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 8, 2012 1:45:45 PM

  3. I LOVED the Lone Ranger as a kid, but have to echo David, it looks like a caricature.

    Posted by: 99% | Mar 8, 2012 1:56:07 PM

  4. BLAH

    the only thing that would make me try to watch it is Johny depp

    Posted by: say what | Mar 8, 2012 1:57:34 PM

  5. I'll be Armie Hammer's kemo sabe anytime... ;-)

    Posted by: JSH | Mar 8, 2012 2:44:22 PM

  6. Yes, because of course judging an entire film production by a still image is really comprehensive.

    Posted by: Zlick | Mar 8, 2012 3:29:00 PM

  7. Did it all of a sudden become OK to play other races as caricatures? Is Redface legitimate?

    Posted by: Adam | Mar 8, 2012 3:31:51 PM

  8. Oh, please, not another movie where Johnny Depp's make-up bill is more expensive than his acting. Boooring. Seriously, the man is a one-note pony. I've always thought that he is bisexual but is hiding it, too.

    Posted by: jason | Mar 8, 2012 4:01:56 PM

  9. Darker, for sure. With Depp it might get gayer too. It might actually be interesting to someone older than twelve.

    Tonto in Spanish sounds like "stupid one." And kimo sabe sounds like "he who knows nothing." Maybe that influenced this new look.

    Lone Ranger: When are you going to get that stinking bird off your head, Tonto?

    Tonto: When you lose that stoopid white hat and the raccoon mask, Mr. Know Nothing!

    Posted by: true colors showing | Mar 8, 2012 4:11:44 PM

  10. Seriously? There are so few parts for Native Americans...did they even try to fill the role of Tonto with a Native American? sigh....

    Posted by: Gayermo | Mar 8, 2012 4:54:43 PM

  11. Not one native america actor was available....

    Posted by: Pedro | Mar 8, 2012 5:20:55 PM

  12. An unknown native american actor was not going to get them the big budget they needed for this movie- I don't see the point of making "The Lone Ranger" darker- now if Tonto and the Ranger were lovers that might be a more interesting movie.

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 8, 2012 5:56:48 PM

  13. Maybe not one native american actor who can pull in $80 million on the first weekend before word of mouth gets out.

    Seriously, if there was some unknown in the part of Tonto who was not native american, that complaint might have some merit.

    Oh, and all you people who want your masked cowboy movie to be serious drama have also got your expectations set on Wrong.

    Posted by: Zlick | Mar 8, 2012 6:01:13 PM

  14. Johnny Depp is part Native American and has said so a few times.

    Posted by: marks | Mar 8, 2012 6:06:58 PM

  15. Remember the Forgotten (Gay) Man -- Klinton Spilsbury

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 8, 2012 6:28:56 PM

  16. Put a bird on it!

    Posted by: SebastianQ | Mar 8, 2012 6:30:24 PM

  17. The actor playing Lone Ranger is pretty unknown to me. Maybe that part should have went to Johnny. If not a Native American, at least a Latino should play Tonto

    Posted by: Billy | Mar 8, 2012 6:58:33 PM

  18. I'm still waiting for the full, true story about Klinton Spilsbury. There's no need for a new film until that is revealed.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Mar 8, 2012 10:08:32 PM

  19. Rudy Youngblood from "Apocalypto" would have been a good choice, and fills out a loincloth better than any other man ever. Ever. I would say this movie (like most Hollywood product these days) would only be interesting were everyone naked in it from the opening titles to the closing credits, but I don't think I want to see Johnny Depp naked. Movies are mostly tailor-made for the kiddies and remarkably shallow aren't they?

    Posted by: J.D. | Mar 9, 2012 12:37:17 AM

  20. Oh, please, Johnny. Feathered hair went out with Farrah Fawcett.

    Posted by: Book 7 | Mar 9, 2012 9:27:02 AM

  21. I didn't know my eyes could roll that far back in my head!

    Posted by: Garst | Mar 9, 2012 4:36:29 PM

  22. Armie Hammer is a self-grandising, overly entitled spoiled child whose continuous interviews on television reveal his only interest is in himself. Another over-privledged wannabe actor making it the easy way, through nepotism. He can learn lines and is relaxed in front of a camera. Monkees can do that. An artist? Hardly.

    Posted by: Mickey J. Ellis | Mar 20, 2012 5:05:39 PM

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