First Look At Johnny Depp And Armie Hammer In The Lone Ranger

By Katey Rich 2012-03-08 08:24:57discussion comments
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After months of writing about Disney's The Lone Ranger and using photos from the old TV show to accompany it, we've finally got a look at exactly what Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer will look like in the big-budget film, courtesy of producerJerry Bruckheimer's Twitter feed. Take a look at the image below and click on it to see it in high-res.



It looks like Depp is side-stepping the whole problem of being a white man playing a Native American by painting his face stark white with black stripes, making this feel more like the child of Edward Scissorhands and Captain Jack Sparrow on a trip to the Old West than anything resembling the old TV serial. Hammer looks appropriately buttoned-up and on the verge of heroics as the title character, but it's kind of hard to get a good look at him with Johnny Depp wearing a bird on his head, taking the advice of Portlandia way too seriously.

The Lone Ranger is being pegged as an all-ages kind of adventure film, and I definitely didn't expect to see Depp going quite so out-there with his costume-- which might be evidence that there's something more interesting going on in this film. After all, think of the first time you saw Depp's Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean-- with the eyeliner and the stumbling walk, he looked at least half this crazy. If Tonto is a character even close to as indelible as Jack Sparrow, The Lone Ranger might have the potential to become the next Pirates after all.
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