‘Lone Ranger’: Johnny Depp rides tall in clip from Super Bowl spot

Jan. 29, 2013 | 10:27 a.m.

Disney trotted out a brief 20 seconds of its new 90-second spot for “The Lone Ranger” on Tuesday morning, hoping to stoke interest in the Old West action-adventure that sees Johnny Depp’s painted Tonto riding alongside Armie Hammer’s masked man.

The full clip will premiere Sunday during the Super Bowl pregame show.

'Lone Ranger' posterThe film, set for release July 3, sees Depp team up again with his frequent collaborator, director Gore Verbinski — the pair worked on three of Disney’s ultra-successful “Pirates” films in addition to the acclaimed animated release “Rango.”

Verbinski told Hero Complex in 2011 that he’s interested in a sly, somewhat subversive version of the classic Old West adventure that presents the “faithful Indian companion” as the wry central voice of the story. The plot centers on the advent of the railroad in the American West, and hijackings that ensue.

Disney unveiled its first trailer for the film at Comic-Con International in July, then released the clip for general audiences months later in October.

That clip was heavy on atmosphere and light on story, with lots of speeding locomotives and grand arid vistas. The footage spent more time illustrating the look and feel of the movie than explaining the plot, though Depp’s character could be heard saying, “There come a time Kimosabe, when good men must wear mask,” in his best Native American accent.

“The Lone Ranger” cast also features performances from Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

– Gina McIntyre

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8 Responses to ‘Lone Ranger’: Johnny Depp rides tall in clip from Super Bowl spot

  1. rutesilva says:

    lindo vc é incrivel, quer namorar comigo ?
    lindo!!!!!!!!!!!!! gostoso

  2. Tony Blair says:

    I watched the trailer of Lone Ranger, can`t waite till it comes out, i love Johnny Depp movies, i`ve seen everyone of his movies.

  3. islandgirl says:

    Lone Ranger seems to promise lots of excitment and great entertainment, I want to see it!
    Tropic sun and sea, perhaps the crew will relax while making potc 5. Looking forward to it so much I am testing the tropical pacific waters now. Moce!

  4. Parsa Montazeri says:

    He always acts different in his movies,i love him.Johnny Depp Forever

  5. rose says:

    Can’t wait to see this movie everything johnny touches is gold!love him!

  6. pat says:

    i am so glad johnny depp is ok from his close call th his horse. ilove this man

  7. Hortensia White says:

    I can't wait. Johnny is so easy on the eyes no matter what character, One of the best actor of all times. He always brings such an original score to his character. I am not your typical movie star fan. Never have been but johnny is a whole different store. Long live Johnny you are the best.Hortensia

  8. johnrj08 says:

    There has never been a decent Lone Ranger film since Clayton Moore retired from the role. Since then, the character has been butchered and turned into a source of giggles. Johnny Depp was given control of the tone of this film and it not only focuses too much on Tonto, but it also makes the Lone Ranger himself reminiscent of Adam West's Batman. Maybe, someday, we'll see a film that portrays this slice of American culture in the way that the character deserves. This film ain't gonna be it.

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