Curious as to how Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer look in the upcoming cinematic adaptation of The Lone Ranger? Well, you’re in luck, as producer Jerry Bruckheimer, taking a break from producing his dazzlingly horrible roster of films, tweeted an image featuring Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Depp as his Native American sidekick, Tonto. Check out the image below!
Here’s your first look at The Lone Ranger:
Word is that one of the major themes of the film is that Tonto is the real “brains behind the outfit,” with the sidekick emerging as the true hero and the Lone Ranger appearing as more of a Don Quixote to Tonto’s Sancho Panza (or: this is going to be like Big Trouble in Little China, but with cowboys. And, you know, not set in Little China). That could explain the pensive/ doubtful look that Depp’s Tonto seems to be shooting Hammer’s Ranger.
Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger will also star Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, and Helena Bonham Carter, and is set for a May 31, 2013 release.
What do you think of the picture? Does it have you excited to see this update of The Lone Ranger?