Lone Ranger Reboot Looks Better in New Trailer

Judging by this second trailer, Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger is going to be a quirky a film that you will either love or hate; I cannot see much room for a middle ground.

After watching this, put me in the positive camp – at least for now. I like the peculiar humor on display here, even if it does delve into the silly. (Silver climbing a tree?) I am a big Johnny Depp fan, I trust him to do something interesting with the Tonto role. And casting the relatively unknown Armie Hammer (whose greatest claim to fame so far is playing the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network) looks like a great move, because his face won’t distract from the character he’s playing. Ironically, co-star Depp will be doing just the opposite.

Also? Giving the Ranger a supernatural origin? I like it.
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Lone Ranger and Sparrow — er, Tonto!

This is the first official photo from next summer’s The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer as the masked avenger and Johnny Depp as Tonto.

It’s clear that this project is one of those reimaginings, in which the core concept is recreated with a new look. And this is certainly a new look. The heroic Ranger in black? Tonto in facepaint with a sparrow crow on his head?
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