Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
Rachael Taylor Join's Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones
She'll play Trish Walker
Noam Murro Says Blink
On to direct a new thriller
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
Jay Roach Rounds Up Mad Dogs
He'll direct the action comedy
Insurgent Super Bowl Ad Launches
Tris is The One
Ted 2 Trailer Slides Online
Can Ted prove he's a person?
Podcast 146: Alex Garland, Paul Thomas Anderson
It's a kind of magic...
Exclusive: First Still From The 9th Life Of Louis Drax
Jamie Dornan is a man on wires
Teaser Trailer For Spooks: The Greater Good
Harry's spy game?
Matthew McConaughey Is Born To Run
And he's also struck Gold
Paul Bettany Says Marvel Has Plans For The Vision
Multi-film deal ahoy!
Geoffrey Rush Considers Himself Lionel Bart
Playing the composer in Vadim Jean's biopic
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 January 2015
Kaya Scodelario May Set Sail For Pirates 5
UPDATE: Jerry Bruckheimer reveals she's on board
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
14 August 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Into The Woods (2015)
Empire Star Rating
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Lone Ranger Premiere Gallops Into Town
Depp and Hammer ride into the Old West End

22 July 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

submit to reddit

Johnny Depp The Lone Ranger Premiere London

Leicester Square echoed with the chords of the William Tell Overture last night as The Lone Ranger galloped in for its UK premiere. Johnny Depp, proving himself no man's sidekick, worked the red carpet with his usual blend of shattering cool and laconic charisma, while Armie Hammer, in a lurid jacket seemingly designed to ward off passing vultures, did likewise.

Also in attendance were director Gore Verbinski, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and cast members Ruth Wilson, Harry Treadaway, Tom Wilkinson and, yes, Silver the horse. Click below to watch them turn the West End into a piece of the Old West.



Word of mouth from Stateside may be mixed at best, but we're advising you to forget everything you might have heard about Verbinski's latest. If you like Westerns, genuinely dynamic action sequences and rabbits with inexplicably nibbly teeth, it's an unalloyed (if gosh-darn long) pleasure that showcases its director's mastery of massive-canvas action and makes a point of honouring the dusty bootprints that came before it. It's also unusual amongst the Bruckheimer oeuvre for feeling a little bit like it's been at the peyote (see the bit about the vampire rabbits).



"It's an origin tale," explained Verbinski in his best it's-not-really-an-origin-story voice, "but told from this idea of the apprentice-master relationship. Originally Tonto was the sidekick but we've taken that and said, 'the sidekick created the master'." Added Tonto himself, Depp, of his character: "I loved him as a kid and was somewhat confused as to why he was considered as the Lone Ranger's sidekick."

The Lone Ranger is in cinemas on August 9.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Comic-Con 2013: Breaking Bad Season 5B Footage Unveiled
And the cast reminisce over scenes past...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)