First look–The Lone Ranger trailer with Johnny Depp as Tonto

This is a strange one.  We all have heard of The Lone Ranger either from the classic serials or the modern Dynamite Comics relaunch in comic book form.  But this version looks a bit… strange as hinted at in advance images showing Depp as trusty sidekick Tonto with a crow on his head.  This preview doesn’t give us much more to go on as to what direction the story will follow, although we see Helena Bonham Carter in the preview.

Here is the first trailer just released:

But at least we see the famous silver bullet is back.  Armand Hammer heir Armie Hammer plays the title role, although Depp has top billing (Hammer once had a small role on Veronica Mars and was also in The Social Network).  Depp also looks like he will be the true lead in this version.

We’ve got a long wait ahead for this one.  The Lone Ranger is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 3, 2013.

C.J. Bunce

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