Gore Verbinski Might Re-Team with Johnny Depp for Lone Ranger


Man, it’s been a while since we’ve heard any movement on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s “The Lone Ranger”. The last time we heard anything solid on the pic was Johnny Depp signing on to play Tonto. And that’s been, what, almost two years ago? Sheesh.

The fresh news on the project has Verbinski very seriously considering making “Lone Ranger” his next directing gig. Verbinski recently directed Depp in the CG movie “Rango” (where Depp plays a talking lizard) and before that, the three “Pirates of the Caribbean” films (the twosome pictured below, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer in the center, on the set of “Pirates”).

Mind you, not that he’s been offered the gig, or has gotten the gig, or is indeed even in talks for the gig, from what I’ve read. Apparently the big news is that Verbinski is interested in the gig, which would seem to mean it’s now up to Disney to call him and make the deal happen.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    That’d work!! Bring it on!! Fillion as Lone Ranger!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    That would actually work. Fillion’s got that kooky, bumbling hero thing down via Castle. (Note: I know he was all man and hero on Firefly.)

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      See I was looking at him to play it serious, but of course have some of Fillion’s trademark wit. I mean he basically played a future version of him in “Firefly.”
      Dynamite comics put out a truly badass “Lone Ranger” comic series recently.
      From Wiki:The first issue of a new Lone Ranger series from Dynamite Entertainment by Brett Matthews and Sergio Cariello shipped September 6, 2006. It has started as a 6 issue miniseries but due to its success it has become an ongoing series by the same team. On September 15, 2006 Dynamite Entertainment announced that The Lone Ranger # 1 had sold out of its first printing. A second printing of the first issue was announced, a first for the company.[27] While overall considered a critical success, the new series has received some backlash from classic Lone Ranger fans for its graphic depictions of violence. The series has received an Eisner Awards nomination for best new series in 2007. True West magazine awarded the publication the “Best Western Comic Book of the Year” in their 2009 Best of The West Source Book!

      It did some pretty cool things. It retold the origin, and the character of Black Bart was actually Black, which was a twist as you didn’t see to many black characters in westerns.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    fillion would work as the lone ranger