New ‘Lone Ranger’ Posters and Images: Trains, Bandits and Danger in the Old West

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Disney’s The Lone Ranger is one of the biggest and most talked-about tentpoles arriving this Summer, but the Johnny Depp western blockbuster has also stirred up much debate and heated discussion around the Internet – thanks to a combination of factors, like Depp playing a peculiar Native American spirit warrior, the filmmakers’ plans to re-interepret the Lone Ranger-Tonto dynamic, and the sheer amount of cash that the studio has poured into making this film (estimated to lie far north of $200 million).

What’s interesting, however, is how little we really know about Lone Ranger at this particular stage. Previous trailers have teased the Ranger (Armie Hammer) and Tonto’s adventures – which include stopping a shrewd tycoon (Tom Wilkinson) who hopes to gain power by controlling the railroads – and featured bits of quirk humor similar to that in director Gore Verbinski’s past work (Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3, Rango). Point being, the smaller pieces revealed so far haven’t shed much light on what this blockbuster is going to feel like as a whole.

Truth be told, though, it’s refreshing to not have a concrete vision of just what Lone Ranger is like, ahead of sitting down to watch it. At the least, these new landscape images and picturesque frames offer a snapshot of the excellent photography, conjured up by Verbinski and cinematographer Bojan Bazelli (The Ring) – without revealing much of anything new about the film’s plot or tone, that is.

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In addition, here are new posters featuring Depp and Hammer (along with official descriptions of their respective characters):

Meet Tondo. He rides alone in search of the two men responsible for the ruin of his village, until his path crosses with the young lawyer, John Reid:

Meet John Reid. A Texas lawman whose chance meeting with Comanche warrior, Tonto, sets off a series of events that change him into an enigmatic hero: the masked Lone Ranger.

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Update: Here is a description of Helena Bonham Carter’s Lone Ranger character, who has now gotten her own one-sheet:

Meet Red Harrington. The dramatically coiffed, straight-talking, ivory-legged proprietor of a mobile establishment of lavish entertainments.

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We shall find out whether Lone Ranger is a hit or miss with audiences when the film opens in theaters on July 3rd, 2013.

Source: Walt Disney Pictures

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  1. Where can we purchase the posters???

  2. Amazing posters!! Very artistic and creative

  3. Back-in-the-day, the charm of a film before it’s release was in the poster, the title, the stars…and one’s imagination. All this, ahead of the trailer, soundtrack and snippets of dialogue. Just those first images got its hooks into you. Any idea that a preview must give you the entirety of the film in 2.30 seconds would have been welcome, I suppose, but really unnecessary. Today, it seems absurd.

    THE LONE RANGER…I had questioned the idea of a remake. But, really, if the movie is any damn good, you’re going to watch; if not, there’s always the dustbin.

    With these particular posters and images, it’s like old-school (at least for the time being) and this somehow is enjoyment enough.

  4. Ok, let’s see….we have Burton and Depp messing up Dark Shadows and The Lone Ranger, and threatening to muck up Night Stalker next. We have Seth Rogan screwing up Green Hornet….how many classic movie icons are these dorkenheimers gonna ruin?! Now let’s see if anyone can come out and do a new SERIOUS Dark Shadows, Lone Ranger, Night Stalker, and Green Hornet! I would love to see SERIOUS true to their legacy movies done on any or all of these, and would pay big bucks for the DVDs! And by the way, keep all the dimwits away from Doc Savage and Tarzan as well, until someone does one right!

    • I honestly don’t remember anyone giving a sh** about the Green Hornet in the past ten years.

    • Tim Burton has noting to do with the Lone Ranger

  5. The picture of the four guys in trench-coats and black hats remind me of a bunch of flashers taking a whiz.

  6. As much as I love Johnny Depp as an actor, I’m probably passing on this one.

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