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11.04.2009
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Johnny Depp has been sparring with Disney lately over the departure of chairman Dick Cook, a longtime friend of Depp's. There was talk he was so upset about it, he was considering leaving the PIRATES sequel, and if he walked from that, surely he wouldn’t be sticking around to play Tonto in THE LONE RANGER.

But since that original news, Depp has made amends with the studio, is signed on for PIRATES, and according to Jerry Bruckheimer, will still be donning the headband of Tonto as well.

Bruckheimer said to expect Depp to do for Tonto what he did with Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

"[Pirates writers Ted] Elliot and [Terry] Rossio worked on that also with some other writers and with Johnny [Depp]," Bruckheimer said in a group interview last week in Santa Monica, Calif. "So they're creating something that has a kind of true to the Western [feel], but adding other additional elements like we did with Pirates so it won't be just a straight-ahead western."

"We're still creating a pretty wide net and figuring it out," Bruckheimer said. "It comes down to who is available when we want to make it. We have a wish list."

Could THE LONE RANGER really do for cowboys and indians what PIRATES did for uh, pirates? I’m not sure, but I do know that it’s pretty tough to mix other genres with western, just ask WILD WILD WEST.

Source: Sci-fi Wire

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9:24AM on 11/07/2009

Depp still Tonto

Depp will be amazing as Tonto. They need to bring in Brett Matthews to do the LONE RANGER script. He's currently doing an awesome job on the comic of the same name and has wrote for Whedon's FIREFLY.
Depp will be amazing as Tonto. They need to bring in Brett Matthews to do the LONE RANGER script. He's currently doing an awesome job on the comic of the same name and has wrote for Whedon's FIREFLY.
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7:21PM on 11/04/2009

AWESOME

This is great news!! Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors. I wasn't sure if he was still doing pirates. I can't wait for Alice In Wonderland!
This is great news!! Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors. I wasn't sure if he was still doing pirates. I can't wait for Alice In Wonderland!
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5:09PM on 11/04/2009

If They make Tonto a real Apache

like 'The Greatest Warrior' showed, the Apache are the single nastiest fighters the world has ever known. Sorry Spartans. Definitely bring in Lozen, who was Geronomino's number one lieutenant, and the real Xena.
like 'The Greatest Warrior' showed, the Apache are the single nastiest fighters the world has ever known. Sorry Spartans. Definitely bring in Lozen, who was Geronomino's number one lieutenant, and the real Xena.
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3:52PM on 11/04/2009

NDM

Yes, John's great grandma was full blooded Cherokee.
Yes, John's great grandma was full blooded Cherokee.
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2:02PM on 11/04/2009

Depp Make Good Indian, Kimosabe!

Awesome news! It's about time Hollywood brought back The Lone Ranger! The mythology of this character is as timeless as Zorro and Tarzan and the fact that Bruckheimer and Depp will be serving up this latest incarnation of an American classic leaves me hopeful and excited!
Awesome news! It's about time Hollywood brought back The Lone Ranger! The mythology of this character is as timeless as Zorro and Tarzan and the fact that Bruckheimer and Depp will be serving up this latest incarnation of an American classic leaves me hopeful and excited!
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1:14PM on 11/04/2009

Is it true

I read somewhere that JD is actually part indian. (not hindu of course)
I read somewhere that JD is actually part indian. (not hindu of course)
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3:52PM on 11/04/2009
See NDM post.
See NDM post.
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