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Hans Zimmer replaces Jack White as composer for The Lone Ranger

Dec. 14, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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The announcement that Jack White was going to score THE LONE RANGER was a definite boost for me to see the movie. Being a huge White Stripes fan, I know that White's love of old Americana would influence the soundtrack in a positive way. Seeing as he already contributed greatly to COLD MOUNTAIN, I figured THE LONE RANGER would be an interesting fit for him.

Well, it apparently was not meant to be as word has come down that White will no longer score THE LONE RANGER and Gore Verbinski will instead go with his old stalwart, Hans Zimmer. It probably should have been a giveaway that Zimmer's name was in the new trailer credits, but I didn't even notice that until I saw it mentioned on IndieWire.

Disney's statement reads: “Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, the musical mastermind behind Disney’s and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ has signed on to compose the score for ‘The Lone Ranger.’ Jack White, who had originally been contemplated to score and has contributed several pieces of music to the production, was logistically unavailable due to scheduling conflicts that arose when the film’s release moved to July of 2013.”

White has already created some music that will still be featured in the movie but the score will be primarily Zimmer.

Zimmer is by no means a bad choice. His score for RANGO was one of my favorites and shows clearly he has an ear for the style of the Old West. I was just hoping for a unique sound experience that I know Jack White would have brought to THE LONE RANGER. Just listen to The White Stripes cover of "Black Jack Davey" and tell me you can't hear a badass score nestled in there.

THE LONE RANGER opens in theaters on July 3, 2013.

Source: IndieWire

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2:27AM on 12/16/2012

Great!

It won't make me want to see the movie any more, but I can't stand a single note Jack White's done from the 2+ hours of his "music" that I've had the displeasure of listening to.
It won't make me want to see the movie any more, but I can't stand a single note Jack White's done from the 2+ hours of his "music" that I've had the displeasure of listening to.
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4:37PM on 12/15/2012
Seems like Zimmer is being stretched pretty thin these days.
Seems like Zimmer is being stretched pretty thin these days.
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9:20PM on 12/14/2012
I think that sucks, but considering how hard of a sell this movie is going to be in the first place, you might as well take the safe option. Jack White would have given it something amazing and out there, but probably TOO out there for a mainstream audience.
I think that sucks, but considering how hard of a sell this movie is going to be in the first place, you might as well take the safe option. Jack White would have given it something amazing and out there, but probably TOO out there for a mainstream audience.
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9:16PM on 12/14/2012
stupid double-post.
stupid double-post.
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8:38PM on 12/14/2012

Jack White

is one of the greatest musicians of all time. And although he is respected he is vastly underrated. If this was any other decade but the pop and pop-hop crazed world of recent years he would be a superstar, the biggest in the world probably. But because rock n roll and blues aren't 'cool' anymore that's unfortunately not the case which is a shame.

But, I love the Stripes, I love Jack White... but I've learned to be VERY cautious when it comes to my rock musicians scoring movies. One of my
is one of the greatest musicians of all time. And although he is respected he is vastly underrated. If this was any other decade but the pop and pop-hop crazed world of recent years he would be a superstar, the biggest in the world probably. But because rock n roll and blues aren't 'cool' anymore that's unfortunately not the case which is a shame.

But, I love the Stripes, I love Jack White... but I've learned to be VERY cautious when it comes to my rock musicians scoring movies. One of my favourite bands in Mastodon did the score for Jonah Hex... now the movie sucked but the score just felt so muted, held back and just not them. And remember when Jack White did the James Bond theme? What happened?! Then of course there's Trent Reznor, one of my other all time favourite musicians who I've been very disappointed with in terms of his movie work. I think his work on GWTDT and especially Social Network are SO overrated -- and it pains me to say that because I'm such a fan.
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9:20PM on 12/14/2012
DON"T YOU DARE call the Social Network score overrated!! D:

:p Just fuckin with ya. But seriously, it's a beautiful score. One of the best in recent years. I also liked White's James Bond theme! It was the only good thing to come out of that mess of a movie. I also think Metallica got shafted with Unforgiven. They would've gone so great together! (i mean...once you take out the lyrics)
DON"T YOU DARE call the Social Network score overrated!! D:

:p Just fuckin with ya. But seriously, it's a beautiful score. One of the best in recent years. I also liked White's James Bond theme! It was the only good thing to come out of that mess of a movie. I also think Metallica got shafted with Unforgiven. They would've gone so great together! (i mean...once you take out the lyrics)
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8:18PM on 12/14/2012
Zimmer is the best heir to Morricone, so he's the best choice for Western filmmusic right now.

BTW, if you check out the latest article about The Lone Ranger's trailer here on JoBlo, you can see that in the Strikeback section I already took notice of Hans Zimmer in the credits. But never mind.
Zimmer is the best heir to Morricone, so he's the best choice for Western filmmusic right now.

BTW, if you check out the latest article about The Lone Ranger's trailer here on JoBlo, you can see that in the Strikeback section I already took notice of Hans Zimmer in the credits. But never mind.
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5:40PM on 12/14/2012

Good

White is talented, but even mentioning him in the same breath as Zimmer should be a capital offense.
White is talented, but even mentioning him in the same breath as Zimmer should be a capital offense.
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