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.


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.

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.


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