New ‘Lone Ranger’ Trailer Is an Explosive Ride – Johnny Depp in the Old West

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The self-proclaimed “final” trailer for Disney’s The Lone Ranger – starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer – dropped over a month ago, but since then a couple of international theatrical previews have dropped; today, we can add yet another MPAA-approved trailer for U.S. audiences to that list. In other words, that “final” U.S. trailer was anything but.

Moving on…

Lone Ranger is Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3 director Gore Verbinski’s take on the iconic western hero John Reid (Hammer), who is ambushed and then left for dead by the henchmen of a railroad tycoon named Latham Cole (Tom Wilkinson). He is saved by a Native American spirit warrior named Tonto (Depp), and is convinced to don a mask, in order to become a vigilante out to seek justice in the dangerous wild west.

Rounding out the supporting cast are Helena Bonham Carter (Les Misérables), Ruth Wilson (Luther), William Fichtner (Drive Angry), James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3) and Barry Pepper (True Grit).

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Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio – who wrote the first four Pirates of the Caribbean installments – co-penned the Lone Ranger script with Justin Haythe (Snitch). The final result (seems? Is?) best illustrated by the latest trailer released, which also happens to be the most action-packed and non-stop thrill ride of the lot.

Basically, Depp, Verbinski and Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer have reunited to produce a Pirates-esque western – with all the exploding bridges, massive train set pieces and high-riding spectacle that you can buy for somewhere between $200 million and $250 million. It should deliver, as far as providing moviegoers with fun and thrilling genre entertainment, while they munch down on popcorn.

Will that be enough to spawn another multi-installment blockbuster franchise headlined by Depp?¬†Well, if the Disney marketing team has anything to say about it…


The Lone Ranger (at last) gallops into U.S. theaters on July 3rd, 2013.

Source: iTunes Movie Trailers

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  1. I dont think it will be nearly as bad as everyone think. It will probably be pretty fun

    • @ Trey

      I agree. I think it will be a sleeper hit.

      • Absolutely i could see it being like the first pirates of the carribean. Not saying johnny depps tonto will be like his captain jack but he will have some fun moments. I love when he walks across the ladder between trains super cool and smooth and then it bust seconds later on the post

        • @ Trey


          Between this, IM3, eveything else Disney has coming out this summer, I wonder what their total profit just for the spring/summer movie season will be? Man, they are just raking it in.

          • Its gonna be high i feel WB will rack in more tho. With man of steel, pacific rim and the hobbit. Well i guess we cant forget monsters university as well

            • @ Trey

              Good point about WB. These studios are killing it! The profits have to be just going through the roof, just with movies alone. That’s not even counting merchandise!

              Holy Cow!

      • The video is sleeping..I can’t get it to play. Must have been cancelled due to lack of interest.

  2. I had my reservations at first, but I can never seem to quit Johnny Depp films haha. Looks fun, and I will definitely check it out when it comes to theaters. Until then; gimme Man of Steel!

  3. Looks really fun

  4. the movie looks amazing! its going to be as great and as fun as the potc movies! can’t wait till 3-7

  5. Looks really awesome!!!Can’t wait to see what Johnny created this time.He’s incredible!!I will surely go to see it!!!

    • Well, a previous trailer for this looked half-way decent for over the top ridulous action. I was originally gonna pass on this, but might–maybe–watch it on Netflix. I will probably regret it. I am not a Depp or Burton fan, but if they ever do anything as terrible and idiotic as their version of Dark Shadows which inexcusably besmirched almost beyond belief, the greatness of this iconic show from the 60s and 70s….if they EVER do anything like that that bad again, I will personally fly to Hollywood or where-ever and kick their butts so far over the moon that they will be scraping green cheese off their heels for the rest of their careers!

  6. Well hopefully Johnny Depp is Tonto, and not The Mandarin, who is a sun-dried, peyote and whiskey addicted super villain who got lost on the way to being incorporated into Marvel’s film.