The Lone Ranger First Look: Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer

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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has given us our first look at Johnny Depp in his latest eccentric role.

The Oscar-winning star teams up with Armie Hammer for The Lone Ranger, starring in that May 2013 blockbuster as Tonto, the Native American BFF of the film's title character.

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is a big screen adaption of the classic 1940s TV and radio series. It will produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski. Said the former to Entertainment Weekly awhile back:

"When the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to reinvent the relationship to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans - not only in The Lone Ranger, but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema - and turn it on its head."

Are you excited for The Lone Ranger remake?

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I'm native American, & I have no problem with Johnny depp playing this part, he is half native. & his look isnt bizarre its authentic, based on the legend of the crow head,it's true look it up, & every one thinks that it's to much like jack sparrow, what? Other than the fact that it's his face. What do you whant him to do reconstruct his mug!

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The headdress is bizarre! THAT just isn't Tonto. I have a feeling his portrayal won't be authentic or believable except in the eccentric mind of Johnny Depp.

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it's a darn shame their are no native americans left to play tonto..atleast jay silverheels got to play the part first.

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I absolutely love Johnny Depp, and his playing Tonto will be a kick.
I admit that bird on the head is a bit overdone as is his "war paint" but if this is what it takes to get the younger generation to connect with fabulous characters, why not! His fans will be expecting a "Jack Sparrow" kind of performance and I'm confident Depp will be happy to oblige, but I wonder about the chap playing the Lone Ranger. New face for me, not sure of his creds.

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