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First image of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer from Verbinski's The Lone Ranger!

03.08.2012

The first image from THE LONE RANGER has saddled up, featuring the titular character of The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Johnny Depp).

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Definitely a deviation from the "classic" look for both characters, but a unique one nonetheless.  Depp's incarnation of Tonto looks more akin to his Jack Sparrow when captured by the natives in the second PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN film.  However, Depp always seems to have a plan, even if no one else is aware of it, so I have little doubt that his vision for the character is at least thought out.

Hammer looks sharp as THE LONE RANGER, the main change for him is the jacket and toned down red scarf that was always so prevalent in past incarnations of the character.  Overall, I'm game for this film.  I'm a fan of the character and loved THE LEGEND OF THE LONE RANGER as a kid, so I'm hopeful this will recapture some of that magic for a new generation.

Director Gore Verbinski is currently filming the adventures of THE LONE RANGER in New Mexico along with stars William Fichtner, Tom Wilkenson, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham-Carter. 

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the film is expected to be released on May 31, 2013.

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Extra Tidbit: Do you prefer the classic look or do you like what you see above?
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5:39PM on 03/08/2012
ohh look Johnny Depp is dressed weird again.
ohh look Johnny Depp is dressed weird again.
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11:21AM on 03/08/2012
Looks like Jack Sparrow with a bird on his head being arrested
Looks like Jack Sparrow with a bird on his head being arrested
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3:51PM on 03/08/2012
Seeing that photo, I 100% understand now why they wanted to lower the cost of the film.
Seeing that photo, I 100% understand now why they wanted to lower the cost of the film.
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10:59AM on 03/08/2012
I don't like the bird on his head, but I like everything else.
I don't like the bird on his head, but I like everything else.
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11:23AM on 03/08/2012
Now I know why Depp wanted to do this one, he gets to paint his face white again and also to use his beads and feathers at the same time.
Now I know why Depp wanted to do this one, he gets to paint his face white again and also to use his beads and feathers at the same time.
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1:07PM on 03/08/2012

So far so good

When they do something unexpected. it's a good sign
When they do something unexpected. it's a good sign
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1:40PM on 03/08/2012
Native Goth-merican?
Native Goth-merican?
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11:37AM on 03/08/2012
Is it weird that I am excited for Armie Hammer for this movie than Johnny Depp.
Is it weird that I am excited for Armie Hammer for this movie than Johnny Depp.
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11:08AM on 03/08/2012

When I first heard

When I first heard they were making a Lone Ranger movie I thought, "does anybody really care?" and "did this really need to get made?" I know that it's just a photograph, but it got me pretty excited. I am looking forward to seeing how this whole thing turns out.
When I first heard they were making a Lone Ranger movie I thought, "does anybody really care?" and "did this really need to get made?" I know that it's just a photograph, but it got me pretty excited. I am looking forward to seeing how this whole thing turns out.
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1:25PM on 03/08/2012
Bo licky, licky!
Bo licky, licky!
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4:26AM on 03/09/2012
Has everyone woken up with a strange dick in their mouths or what?

This looks fucking splendid.
Has everyone woken up with a strange dick in their mouths or what?

This looks fucking splendid.
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9:52AM on 03/09/2012
mmm, 'strange dick in the mouth'? How would you know?
mmm, 'strange dick in the mouth'? How would you know?
3:44PM on 03/09/2012
It's a question.
It's a question.
10:58PM on 03/08/2012
That's 'Academy Award Winner Gore Verbinski', now
That's 'Academy Award Winner Gore Verbinski', now
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8:24PM on 03/08/2012
That's Jack Sparrow with kabuki make up. However the Lone Ranger looks great!
That's Jack Sparrow with kabuki make up. However the Lone Ranger looks great!
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6:58PM on 03/08/2012
Looks idiotic.
Looks idiotic.
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3:23AM on 03/09/2012

*facepalm*

Is Johnny Depp trying to be Tonto or The Crow, because the black & white face paint and that bird isn't helping.
Anyway, knowing him he'll still pull it off somehow because 'weird' isn't part of his vocab.
Is Johnny Depp trying to be Tonto or The Crow, because the black & white face paint and that bird isn't helping.
Anyway, knowing him he'll still pull it off somehow because 'weird' isn't part of his vocab.
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5:02PM on 03/08/2012
I never watched the tv show. Did Tonto have a domesticated crow that would perch on his head? Instead of braiding his hair and putting feathers in it like his Jack Sparrow crossed with Dog the Bounty Hunter, they should have given him a mohawk.
I never watched the tv show. Did Tonto have a domesticated crow that would perch on his head? Instead of braiding his hair and putting feathers in it like his Jack Sparrow crossed with Dog the Bounty Hunter, they should have given him a mohawk.
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2:48PM on 03/09/2012
My guess is that since the Rangers were mostly in Texas, that Depp is playing a Comanche, so a mohawk would be completely wrong.
My guess is that since the Rangers were mostly in Texas, that Depp is playing a Comanche, so a mohawk would be completely wrong.
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2:59PM on 03/09/2012
I donít know any more about the film than what Iíve read here, so Iím just speculating.
I would guess that the Lone Ranger is/was a Texas Ranger, so I would imagine that the movie would take place in Texas and it would then follow for Deppís character would be a Comanche. The Comancheís were known for kidnapping and adopting whites, Mexicans etc. into their tribe, so it would not be historically inaccurate for a white or mixed actor to play Tonto.
I donít know any more about the film than what Iíve read here, so Iím just speculating.
I would guess that the Lone Ranger is/was a Texas Ranger, so I would imagine that the movie would take place in Texas and it would then follow for Deppís character would be a Comanche. The Comancheís were known for kidnapping and adopting whites, Mexicans etc. into their tribe, so it would not be historically inaccurate for a white or mixed actor to play Tonto.
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11:12AM on 03/09/2012
I know nothing of Lone Ranger and have no real expectations for this film. The only thing I'm confused about is why they didn't get a native american actor to play the native american character, and just put Johnny Depp as the Long Ranger if they wanted him as a main character so bad?
I know nothing of Lone Ranger and have no real expectations for this film. The only thing I'm confused about is why they didn't get a native american actor to play the native american character, and just put Johnny Depp as the Long Ranger if they wanted him as a main character so bad?
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9:39PM on 03/08/2012
Tonto looks awful! Combined with the nonsensical take on the subject, screw this film!
Tonto looks awful! Combined with the nonsensical take on the subject, screw this film!
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5:29AM on 03/10/2012
Looks like a combination of The Crow & Jack Sparrow, but only Johnny Depp could away with these kinda looks in his movies as he just disappears in the characters he plays.
Looks like a combination of The Crow & Jack Sparrow, but only Johnny Depp could away with these kinda looks in his movies as he just disappears in the characters he plays.
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11:17AM on 03/09/2012

hmmmmnnnn...

...now where did I leave that bird?
...now where did I leave that bird?
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7:19PM on 03/08/2012
That picture looks pretty cool to me. I look forward to seeing the trailer before i say anything i'll regret though.
That picture looks pretty cool to me. I look forward to seeing the trailer before i say anything i'll regret though.
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7:32AM on 03/09/2012

Tonto

Looks Tonto...lol.
Looks Tonto...lol.
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7:46PM on 03/08/2012

Hi Ho Silver! The Ranger is back!

Nice. Looks good. Thank heavens they didn't use that powder blue shirt again. If I can't have the original Red shirt, I can deal with a black jacket. Depp looks awesome. The fact that he's lived among a tribe for research and has indian ancestry is good enough for me. he'll deliver.

and the Legend of the Lone Ranger was tight! Loved that film as a kid.
Nice. Looks good. Thank heavens they didn't use that powder blue shirt again. If I can't have the original Red shirt, I can deal with a black jacket. Depp looks awesome. The fact that he's lived among a tribe for research and has indian ancestry is good enough for me. he'll deliver.

and the Legend of the Lone Ranger was tight! Loved that film as a kid.
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5:36PM on 03/08/2012

Seriously?

Are there no Native American actors that would've played Tonto? Having Johnny Depp do it is a little bit a step above black face, but whatever mom and dad and 13 year old boys and girls like him, so it's cool right?!? I love westerns as much as the next guy, but Johnny Depp is the reason this movie will pull in money AND tank!
Are there no Native American actors that would've played Tonto? Having Johnny Depp do it is a little bit a step above black face, but whatever mom and dad and 13 year old boys and girls like him, so it's cool right?!? I love westerns as much as the next guy, but Johnny Depp is the reason this movie will pull in money AND tank!
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6:03PM on 03/08/2012
This is not makeup made to resemble skin tone, but more akin to war paint. Casting that would take ethnicity into consideration is racism: "black face" is wrong because a specific ethnicity prevented people from acting. Rejecting an actor because he is not Native American is the same principle; you promote an ethnicity by rejecting others.
This is not makeup made to resemble skin tone, but more akin to war paint. Casting that would take ethnicity into consideration is racism: "black face" is wrong because a specific ethnicity prevented people from acting. Rejecting an actor because he is not Native American is the same principle; you promote an ethnicity by rejecting others.
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4:48PM on 03/08/2012
Classic looks pathetic and awful like Classic Batman (and pretty much everything classic). The new picture looks pretty amazing.
Classic looks pathetic and awful like Classic Batman (and pretty much everything classic). The new picture looks pretty amazing.
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5:36AM on 03/09/2012

oh christ

this looks like The Spirit on a horse
this looks like The Spirit on a horse
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4:37PM on 03/08/2012

F*** Yeah Johnny looks Badass

Damn who'd have thought the character designs would be this sick man? Can't wait. Verbinski don't disappoint, same goes for Depp. As for Hammer, not to get carried away, but let's just say he's gonna make a great Lone Ranger. Thank you Disney, this is gonna be tight.
Damn who'd have thought the character designs would be this sick man? Can't wait. Verbinski don't disappoint, same goes for Depp. As for Hammer, not to get carried away, but let's just say he's gonna make a great Lone Ranger. Thank you Disney, this is gonna be tight.
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2:27PM on 03/08/2012
I'm too young to be a fan of the show but old enough to have heard of it and what its about. With that being sad, I'm not going to judge this film off a screen shot alone. But if a picture is worth thousand words then the only words that come to my mind are "Depp will steal the show (again) and have enough star power to generate a solo Tonto sequel and/or trilogy"
I'm too young to be a fan of the show but old enough to have heard of it and what its about. With that being sad, I'm not going to judge this film off a screen shot alone. But if a picture is worth thousand words then the only words that come to my mind are "Depp will steal the show (again) and have enough star power to generate a solo Tonto sequel and/or trilogy"
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1:00PM on 03/08/2012

Ummm

WTF is this?
WTF is this?
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1:24PM on 03/08/2012

I just don't know...

at this point I kind of wish it stayed off the rails like it was a few months ago, it just doesn't seem like that great of an idea to begin with. And I mean Armie Hammer, meh. Not a bad actor but I don't really see myself rushing out to see a movie with him in the lead and I love Johnny Depp but this picture just shows that he's Jack Sparrow again... I mean honestly anyone remember in Dead Man's Chest when Sparrow is trapped on the island and gets all dressed up and all that, seems like this
at this point I kind of wish it stayed off the rails like it was a few months ago, it just doesn't seem like that great of an idea to begin with. And I mean Armie Hammer, meh. Not a bad actor but I don't really see myself rushing out to see a movie with him in the lead and I love Johnny Depp but this picture just shows that he's Jack Sparrow again... I mean honestly anyone remember in Dead Man's Chest when Sparrow is trapped on the island and gets all dressed up and all that, seems like this could just be Jack Sparrow on a different island, come on... hope this one proves me wrong though!
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1:55PM on 03/08/2012

So, Johnny Depp is basically Jack Sparrow again?

Therefore, he'll be super fucking irritating the entire duration of the film. Count me out.
Therefore, he'll be super fucking irritating the entire duration of the film. Count me out.
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11:25AM on 03/08/2012

Who the hell wants to see this?

when John Carter flops, you gotta think they remakes of these old characters are gonna come to a screeching hault.
when John Carter flops, you gotta think they remakes of these old characters are gonna come to a screeching hault.
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12:51PM on 03/08/2012
John Carter is not a remake of an old character; it is a feature adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs classic novels. It is a series without much of a film history (this movie is the first one to be released in theaters). So, it is a remake of nothing.
John Carter is not a remake of an old character; it is a feature adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs classic novels. It is a series without much of a film history (this movie is the first one to be released in theaters). So, it is a remake of nothing.
3:58PM on 03/08/2012
We'll see when John Carter surprises everyone.
We'll see when John Carter surprises everyone.
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