Final ‘Lone Ranger’ Trailer: More Story and Big-Budget Spectacle [UPDATED]

Published 2 years ago by , Updated April 18th, 2013 at 11:04 am,

Previous trailers for Disney’s The Lone Ranger provided a broad summary of the story – in addition to glimpses of the antiquated trains and set pieces which led to the western blockbuster’s cost sky-rocketing to $200-2250 million – but the newly-released third trailer gets into the meat of the plot conflict; not to mention, illustrates what director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3) poured that money into (spoiler: the answer is crowd-pleasing spectacle).

Lone Ranger features Armie Hammer (The Social Network) playing John Reid and Johnny Depp as Tonto; respectively, the masked cowboy vigilante and American Indian warrior who fight against a power-seeking railroad tycoon (Tom Wilkinson), while looking for revenge against his lead hired thug (William Fichtner) for killing their loved ones.

In addition, Helena Bonham Carter portrays a “proprietor of a mobile establishment of lavish entertainments,” and Ruth Wilson (Luther) is Reid’s sweetheart Rebecca. Members of the supporting cast include Barry Pepper (Snitch) and James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3), who drew from a script credited to Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio (Pirates of the Caribbean 1-4) and Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road).

UPDATE: Check out the final international (re: non-English dubbed) Lone Ranger trailer:

Here are new character posters for The Lone Ranger (click for the full version):

The Lone Ranger trailers continue to paint Verbinski’s film as a “Pirates of the Old West”-style blockbuster that mixes grand adventure and quirky humor, set in a savage, yet almost cartoonish world. However, despite complaints about the big budget, Depp playing Tonto, Hammer (maybe) being overshadowed by his costar, and the abandoned attempt to incorporate bizarre supernatural elements into the Ranger mythos, my main concern right now is that The Lone Ranger seems to be just, well… a pretty generic blockbuster, by modern standards.

Nonetheless, despite – or perhaps because of – all that, Lone Ranger is currently ranking high among the most anticipated 2013 Summer movies (according to Fandango’s polls). So, for the time being, it appears this particular box office bet is going to pay off.


The Lone Ranger rides into theaters on July 3rd, 2013.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. The first two trailers were light entertainment (meh), but this trailer makes me think it could really be the next Pirates of the Caribbean! Fun, has a good story, plot, characters, action etc. All in this trailer.

    Don’t get me wrong, trailers have deceived us before, and I really wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out another failure. However, for the first time I think this could be really good.

    It definitely won’t be as GREAT as the original Pirates of the Caribbean, but it could come really close.

    • I agree, that is totally the feel I get from this movie!

  2. Pretty big range in budget there…

  3. I shall watch this expecting pulpy over the top characters and set pieces and will probably not be disappointed.

    • I’m with this guy’s thinking.

  4. I may be in the minority here, but I’m very impressed with this trailer. I think under all of Disney’s poor marketing lies a good movie. Not great, but good.

  5. I’ll be honest.. I was never very interested in this movie. The trailers were never very good. But this one probably convinced me to go see it at the least.

  6. Wow, $200-2250 million?! That IS a lot of money!

  7. “…a pretty generic blockbuster by modern standards.” Yeah but generic blockbusters make money too. Sometimes lots of money. Besides, you have to admit this looks fun. C’mon…admit it…

  8. Didn’t care. Now I do. Great trailer

  9. I think this is one of the movies that has a high chance of failing in the box office but it also looks super fun.

  10. Looks good. I always wondered what was going to be the plot of this movie. Sense it’s a western the whole get revenge for killing my brother plot works here. Got to say though I liked that scene where he’s riding his horse through the train while shooting at a guy that is shooting from the other train.

    • I mean “Since”. I put the wrong word there.

  11. I’ve been looking forward to this movie for years! This trailer has just added another layer of excitement and I cannot wait till July 3rd!

  12. That train sequence looks crazy. My anticipation has grown :)

  13. The plot seems very similar to The Mask of Zorro. The villain is working with the man who killed the lead character’s brother and they’re trying to buy land using silver(gold in Zorro) that probably belongs to the country they’re going to buy it from. And Barry Pepper’s character looks a lot like Captain Love.

  14. $200-2250 million for a western? What is the industry coming to???

  15. Hope they use William Tell Overture in the climax.

  16. they chose a lousy time to release a trailer after the Man of Steel released the trailer of the year

  17. I have to admit as well, I wasn’t really sold on this with the previous trailers. They seemed to lean too heavy on (here’s another character Johnny Depp will excel in and we can build a franchise around him like we did with Jack Sparrow.) But this trailer, at least to me, is showing that it is not all just a Johnny Depp movie and should be a good action western the likes we haven’t seen in quite a while.

  18. Dude, this looks awesome, can’t wait

  19. Apparently I had the complete opposite reaction of everyone else. I almost liked the 2nd trailer, but I just found this one to be stupid and have now lost all interest in the film. That $215 million was just used to buy a lot of nonsense.

  20. This probably would be mildly entertaining except for the presense of Johnny Dipp, er, Depp, who I can’t stand (and with a Tweety-Bird on his head, no less? Is that the retarded idea of The Vulture for a Spiderman film?). I was going to give this one a pass, but except for Depp being in the movie, this last trailer looked mildly entertaining, so I might–maybe–watch it on Netflix, although I still resent Depp (and Burton) for what they did to tarnish the great legacy of Dark Shadows.

    • It’s not exactly a good thing to completely boycott a movie because an actor you hate is in it.

  21. This movie looks good. Of course I would see it just because of Johnny Depp but the fact that it might be good just adds to the anticipation.

  22. I can understand Disney’s motivation here. Take the team and star behind the billion dollar Pirate’s franchise, make a popcorn blockbuster, count the money as it rolls in.
    And who can blame them?
    But I just can’t get excited for this. I don’t mind popcorn blockbusters. They serve a purpose and I can appreciate that but unless I start reading rave reviews and great word of mouth I just can’t see myself ever seeing this. Not even on Blu-ray.
    And that’s a shame IMO. I enjoyed Pirate’s, I like Deep and I think Verbinski is a really under-appreciated director but after all the trailers and promos I’ve seen my interest in this movie has seriously declined.

  23. Funny, i like previous trailer more, had a spiritual touch to it. This onetalks to the guys who gets very bored between the action scenes 😀

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