The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer in the title role and Johnny Depp as Tonto, is currently slated for a July 3rd release. The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film has been viewed as controversial by some for its expensive and lengthy production and for the choice of Depp as Tonto. The film will be distributed by Disney Pictures.
The fictional Lone Ranger character, a masked former Texas Ranger who is joined by an Indigenous partner, Tonto, to fight for justice in the Old West, first debuted in 1933 as a radio play. That debut took place on the Detroit radio station WXYZ – the show’s popularity led to an eventual TV series from 1949 to 1957. The TV series starred Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels as Tonto.
The following clip is the most recent trailer for the film – this trailer aired during the NFL’s Super Bowl on February 3rd. Do you plan to see this upcoming Western film when it is released? Take the attached poll to share your intention one way or other. Comments are also welcome.
(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)