‘Lone Ranger’: Watch Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer live from Las Vegas

April 17, 2013 | 12:45 p.m.

The latest trailer for “The Lone Ranger” is set to be unveiled this afternoon, with stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer participating in a live stream discussion about the clip and the movie, which will kick off at 1 p.m. PDT.

Watch it here:

The promotional event comes on the heels of a new wave of character posters the studio released Tuesday — you can see them in the gallery above — and is part of Las Vegas’ CinemaCon, the annual exhibitors’ conference where the studios court the affection of movie theater owners across the country with elaborate presentations for their upcoming films.

So far, the projects that have had a turn in the spotlight have included Paramount’s “World War Z” and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and Warner Bros.’ “Pacific Rim” and “Man of Steel.”

Set for release July 3, “The Lone Ranger” sees Depp team up again with his frequent collaborator 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 Lone Ranger” at Comic-Con International in July of last year, then released the clip for general audiences months later in October.

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex


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12 Responses to ‘Lone Ranger’: Watch Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer live from Las Vegas

  1. johnrj08 says:

    Johnny Depp must take personal responsibility for ruining this cherished piece of American culture — the Lone Ranger. Depp has turned this new film into a comedy. Didn't they stop doing this sort of thing to heroic characters after Batman & Robin?

    • Carol says:

      Why do you blame Johnny? It's a role in a film. Johnny didn't write the screenplay, he only played a character as written. Sounds like you have a problem with Johnny.

      • nicole says:

        In a way, yeah Im not excited for this movie. Maybe disappointed is the word. Didnt johnny depp at least study native americans before portraying tonto. I grew up on the navajo reservation and i went to reservation schools, my father is navajo. Come on! He still sounds like captain jack sparrow, i know plenty of natives that could act the part of tonto.

    • John W. says:

      Seriously, lighten up. Besides the fact that you're judging a movie before you've even seen it, this movie–or any other Lone Ranger movie–would probably never happen if it wasn't for Depp. And look what they did for the "serious" 21 Jump Street; they turned it into a hilarious comedy, poking fun at the whole ridiculousness of the original concept. And as far as I'm concerned, ANY decades-old cartoony superhero is fair game for spoofs and comedic turns. They're ridiculous fantasy concepts to start. Batman? Superman? Thor? The Green Lantern? All ridiculous in the context of real life. Fair game.

  2. johnrj08 says:

    Johnny, Tonto was the side-kick because the Lone Ranger was the main character and the featured hero of the radio show, books, and TV series.

  3. Kazia says:

    J.D. what happen to your body double and how did it feel to hit the road dust?

  4. lisa says:

    This looks amazing.

    • John W. says:

      You think? Just based on the little any of us have seen so far, it looks about as "amazing" as Will Smith's re-imagining of The Wild Wild West. I hope I'm wrong.

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  6. #nativegirl says:

    The movie was good. Its was funy and serious at different times through out the whole movie.

  7. marc says:

    What is odd is that in spanish, Tonto means stupid or dumb. Kemosabe is a mistranslation of kien sabe which means who knows. Racism and ignorance in one show.

  8. Juan says:

    l believe Lone Ranger is one of the best movies of this season. My mother and I did not stop laughing. We did not care about anything else. It is only a story.

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