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First Image From Lone Ranger Online
Depp and Hammer get pictured...

09 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Jerry Bruckheimer

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Finally emerging from a mammoth, troubled development that saw it shut down at least once while the budget was hacked back to an affordable number for Disney's accountants to approve, The Lone Ranger is now shooting. Uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has now tweeted the first picture of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in costume as Tonto and John Reid, which you can see below.

Yes, director Gore Verbinski and his team have decided to push a distinctly gothic feel to the Ranger, which ends up (partly thanks to Depp’s presence) looking a little like Tim Burton’s The Lone Ranger. Of course, we’ll have to see and hear Depp’s interpretation of the role to find out if this new take on Tonto works, but it’s certainly distinctive.

Our heroes will be going up against the fiendish Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) and his gang as they battle to maintain justice as part of their adventures. And then, one assumes, go on to a very strange party…

The Lone Ranger also features Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Ruth Wilson and James Frain. It plans to giddy up into our cinemas on May 31, 2013.


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Jerry Bruckheimer produces Ubers?!
My Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad! More

Posted by Nicky C at 22:01 on 13 March 2012 | Report This Post

Depp? You can count me out. Every single one of his movies since the first Pirates has been awful!!!! More

Posted by J_BUltimatum at 11:39 on 13 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
I reall hope Depp doesn't make this wacky.     Am I the only one who thinks he looks kinda cool? Anyone? Hello?   More

Posted by st3veebee at 15:08 on 12 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
While i know thats the classic style for the Ranger, it does look a bit cheap and/or boring next to Depps "souped up" version of Tonto. I like the look of the Ranger but yeah, next to Depp its very contrary. Mabey thats the point.. I'll see it. More

Posted by TolkenHobbitGuy at 21:03 on 10 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
L: adambatman82 L: matty_b So, is Depp essentially blacking up for this role? ah, he's half Cherokee and Navajo or something. He played a Native American in the hugely under-appreciated The Brave a few years back. e's not even close to half native american. His says his great-grandmother was "part cherokee". More

Posted by Histeria at 11:39 on 10 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
The image looks bad,but like always I will keep an open mind. http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/hw800/58 902.jpg hinks "Why didnt I get his part?".e=1]Armie Hammer Thinks "Thank f*** I didnt get his part" More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 19:00 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
L: Woger Wow. Reminds me of The Simpsons episode where they're at the cinema and Lisa complains about inaccuracies in some period pice and Bart tells her to keep quiet because the ninja's are coming. Anyway, I was hoping this would't be the worlds oldest hipster playing Jack Sparrow again but I shouldn't have hoped. I used to love Depp, but his by the numbers brand of 'wackiness' is wearing thin, and this sort of Bruckheimer bombast isn't what I am looking for from my westerns. E More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 18:41 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

FLASHMAN
Hope it's better than the last effort with (a manificently dubbed) Klinton Spilsbury, and they cheered the villains & booed the hero; between that and Quentin's Unchained Django, I have a feeling that this might 'spur' on more cowboys............... More

Posted by Frank Comiskey at 18:30 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Don't hold out much hope for this, it's just gonna be Johnny Depp assing around in Capt Jack mode! Pirates of the Carribean sucked and the chances are this will too! More

Posted by kitfisto at 17:16 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
What makes you think that Depp isn't dressed as an Indian would be time? What I can see of the costume fits in with the little that I know - and I'm sure Depp knows quite a bit more. The "original" Tonto was the stereotype's stereotype. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 11:44 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
What makes you think that Depp isn't dressed as an Indian would be time? What I can see of the costume fits in with the little that I know - and I'm sure Depp knows quite a bit more. The "original" Tonto was the stereotype's stereotype. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 11:29 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
What makes you think that Depp isn't dressed as an Indian would be time? What I can see of the costume fits in with the little that I know - and I'm sure Depp knows quite a bit more. The "original" Tonto was the stereotype's stereotype. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 11:24 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
Just a note - there is a site glitch and a failed post message does not mean a failed post. Please check the thread (not by refreshing as they may also cause a double-post!) before posting again  More

Posted by elab49 at 11:21 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
And just what do you know about Indian heritage? What I can see of the costume fits in with the little that I know - and I'm sure Depp knows quite a bit more. The "original" Tonto was the stereotype's stereotype. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 11:20 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
And just what do you know about Indian heritage? What I can see of the costume fits in with the little that I know - and I'm sure Depp knows quite a bit more. The "original" Tonto was the stereotype's stereotype. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 11:19 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
And just what do you know about Indian heritage? The "original" Tonto was the stereotype's stereotype. More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 11:16 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

What's this... ?
Im literally speachless.... More

Posted by Trubie at 11:06 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
Captain Jackish. Seeing as who's producing, I'm sure there'll be a fair bit of past-successes getting recycled. Also, I remember Depp saying he was going to be doing something that would be respectful to his heritage...I know it's one photo but I'm sensing a turn from the Mickey Rooney school of foreign stereotypes. More

Posted by partybee at 09:05 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Tonto's vibe looking more than a bit...
Captain Jackish. Seeing as who's producing, I'm sure there'll be a fair bit of past-successes getting recycled. Also, I remember Depp saying he was going to be doing something that would be respectful to his heritage...I know it's one photo but I'm sensing a turn from the Mickey Rooney school of foreign stereotypes. More

Posted by partybee at 09:05 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Meh
Expensive dud inthe making...Depp seriously needs to break away from Bruckheimer and Disney for a while. He used to make really interesting films More

Posted by ronniem at 08:38 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Come now Empire readers - you are behaving like AICN trolls
I'd have thought the odd Saville Row type crispness of Hammer's costume was more the issue - I can't really see anything wrong with Depp's. But Lone Ranger and werewolves sounds like the same idiot thought process that matches columns together to get Cowboys and Aliens, period pieces and zombies and possibly Lincoln and vampires. With a director who couldn't see what was going wrong with his POTC series and the bad writers who helped him drag them down. It's fair to say criticising based More

Posted by elab49 at 08:26 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Come now Empire readers - you are behaving like AICN trolls
slamming a movie just a few days in production based on one photo. Why not do a bit of research into the culture of the Indian tribes that Depp is representing. Or do you think that Indians all wore buckskins and said "um" and "how" all the time. Obviously the filmmaker are avoiding the campiness of previous Lone Ranger outings by changing the costumes - in particular the blue shirt and white trousers that were made from the same material as the Mexican peasant costumes More

Posted by potemkin1925 at 06:38 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

Oh dear!
This looks and sounds terrible, what the fluck are they thinking??? More

Posted by mogwatch at 01:55 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
I'm nervous that it will be ruined. They actually considered CGI warewolves. Plus they might try too hard to make Depp to be deppish. More

Posted by kingtutiii at 00:39 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
I'm glad that they cut out the CGI warewolves. However, I'm not sure how it will work out with Depp as Tonto. More

Posted by kingtutiii at 00:34 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
L: matty_b So, is Depp essentially blacking up for this role? ah, he's half Cherokee and Navajo or something. He played a Native American in the hugely under-appreciated The Brave a few years back. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 23:39 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
Going by the picture he's whiting! More

Posted by Woger at 21:11 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
So, is Depp essentially blacking up for this role? More

Posted by matty_b at 21:03 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
Wow. Reminds me of The Simpsons episode where they're at the cinema and Lisa complains about inaccuracies in some period pice and Bart tells her to keep quiet because the ninja's are coming. Anyway, I was hoping this would't be the worlds oldest hipster playing Jack Sparrow again but I shouldn't have hoped. More

Posted by Woger at 21:01 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
L: Woger L: King of Kafiristan Good god, it looks bloody awful. This was the movie that ran into cost overruns when the budget went north of 200 million dollars. Why on earth would it cost that much to make a western? t, because of the CGI werewolves (yes, seriouslyMASK OF ZORRO was as wonderful and rousing a western adventure as one could hope for, and the stunts, story and effects were all distinctly practical and old fashioned. This movie epitomizes everything that is More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 20:54 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
L: King of Kafiristan Good god, it looks bloody awful. This was the movie that ran into cost overruns when the budget went north of 200 million dollars. Why on earth would it cost that much to make a western? t, because of the CGI werewolves (yes, seriouslyMASK OF ZORRO was as wonderful and rousing a western adventure as one could hope for, and the stunts, story and effects were all distinctly practical and old fashioned. This movie epitomizes everything that is wrong with Hollyw More

Posted by Woger at 20:48 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

I remember the old TV series
With Clayton Moore and the peerless Jay Silverheels (purely for the name alone, the man was a GOD). And I even had the action figures! And I'm wondering what music they'll have... Will it be the William Tell Overture of old? Or will they opt for a new take? Like the new look and thankfully the Ranger isn't in his old style powder blue duds. Depp? Let's hope he channels Hunter S Thompson instead of Capn Jack More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:33 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Image From Lone Ranger Online
Good god, it looks bloody awful. This was the movie that ran into cost overruns when the budget went north of 200 million dollars. Why on earth would it cost that much to make a western? Oh right, because of the CGI werewolves (yes, seriously). THE MASK OF ZORRO was as wonderful and rousing a western adventure as one could hope for, and the stunts, story and effects were all distinctly practical and old fashioned. This movie epitomizes everything that is wrong with Hollywood today. More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 20:31 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

Lone ranger looks great (camp as hell, but in a great way)...
I'm sure Tonto will also be great...I'm slightly worried that Depp's going to be too Deppish...much as I love him...we don't just want a repeat of everything he's ever done...once more with pale make up and eccentrics...But, like I said, I'm sure he will be great. More

Posted by Cyberleader at 19:27 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

Mighty Boosh?
My first thought when seeing the picture was that Noel Fielding had taken on the role of Tonto... More

Posted by Theodore Buckland at 19:18 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

The Lone Ranger & Tonto.........that's the LONE Ranger.....AND Tonto.
It's Jack Sparrow shaved with the Joker's face after Vicki Vale threw water at him. Nothing to crow about. See what I did there? More

Posted by Loosecrew at 18:04 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

oh dear. More

Posted by clarkkent at 17:57 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post


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