Your First Look at Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in the Lone Ranger. In Costume.


The Lone Ranger (2013) Movie Title BannerAnd I do mean “costume”. What the hell? I can’t decide if this first official look at Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the titular Lone Ranger is insanely cool or just frightening. I mean, what’s Depp wearing, his war paint? I do like how Tonto is kind of giving the Lone Ranger the side-eye as if to say, “Dude, I could so kill you right now…” I guess that fits in what we already know about the film’s “re-imagined” status — Tonto will take a more prominent role, with the Lone Ranger, for all intents and purposes, taking over the sidekick role.

Directed by Gore Verbinski, the film will also star Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, James Frain, and Ruth Wilson.

In any case, here’s what producer Jerry Bruckheimer was kind enough to tweet for us this morning. (click on the pic to enlarge)

Update: Here’s Disney’s official synopsis for the film:

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski comes Disney/Bruckheimer Films’ THE LONE RANGER. Tonto (Johnny Depp), a spirit warrior on a personal quest, joins forces in a fight for justice with John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman who has become a masked avenger.

The masked man rides again May 31, 2013.

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger (2013) Movie Image

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  • Shazam!

    Okay… so instead of playing, “Captain Jack Sparrow,” he’s shifted to playing, “Captain Tonto Crow?”

    I mean really, you take away the face paint and crow and add in his facial hair… it’s Capt. Jack! Actually scratch that, let’s be honest, you don’t even really need to lose the crow!

  • Dedpool

    Hammer looks bad! The full suit with th mask and hat just doesn’t work for me. He should just gone with the jacket and a blue shirt (classic shirt) or dropped the jacket. Also the scarf is like rolled up. The whole scarf around the neck is a cliche but it was also used to cover the bottom of the face. Disney you’re killing me.

    Tonto I’m feeling except the headpiece is a bit much!

  • Todd

    Honestly, I think it will boil down to how Depp plays the character. As long as he doesn’t turn it into a cartoon, it may work.

  • Juggernaut

    Tonto is a bit over the top but over all I like it.

  • Lexavi80

    I’m kind of sick of Johnny Depp by now. I’m actually waiting to see more from Arnie Hammer. The kid havge potential. He was one of the only few good things in J. Edgar, and he was awesome in The Social Network.

  • Online72

    Disney lost me on the rubber looking mask……even before I got to the scarf and dark suit. This is not my Lone Ranger.

    • Dedpool

      Well I didn’t need it to be MY Lone Ranger but I’d like it to actually look good.

      • Juggernaut

        You never know, they could end up in different attire throughout the course of the film that is closer to the classic looks that we all know.

  • LionHeart

    That stare…
    “Those silver bullets could have fed my tribe for a year…”

    • Lexavi80

      LMAO!!! Good one!

  • Jack

    This movie is going to be…… AWSOME!!!
    His hole look is authentic, it look as if its based off the legend of the crow head
    a native American story. Can’t wait!!!