The Lone Ranger just rode into town with a new TV spot!
The Lone Ranger was popular a long time before we ever heard of Johnny Depp. And back then, our racial sensibilities weren’t as high, and Tonto was the Native American sidekick that always took the fall for his “Ke-mo sah-bee,” or “trusted friend.” The show spawned such memorable quotes as “Hi-ho Silver! Away!” and “Who was that masked man?”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Johnny Depp has told us that Tonto is not the Lone Ranger’s sidekick. He’s more of a partner.
The Lone Ranger was the best of the best in his time; an expert marksman, a hand-to-hand combatant, a remarkable athlete, and a horseman. It was a big deal back when cowboys were all the rage.
Nowadays, good Westerns are few and far between, and Hollywood has tried a few times to muster some recent enthusiasm for the genre with True Grit and now The Lone Ranger.
Now you might think it was a departure from Tim Burton’s usual scenario to put Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in a Western, but it’s not Tim Burton in charge here. Gore Verbinski directs this Disney film with stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.
The TV spot below for The Lone Ranger begins with a train barreling off the rails as the people inside try to avoid shattering glass in a car that had been set up for a posh banquet.
A man says, “This man killed my brother.” We see scenes of gunfire and a soiled badge before another man yells his disbelief. What appears to be a sheriff points to a Wanted poster and tells the people about a “notorious outlaw” before someone fires a pistol at a highly explosive target in the near distance.
We get a couple of glimpses of Helena Bonham Carter and Tonto (Johnny Depp), who tells The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer), “Justice is what a man must take for himself,” as he offers him a six-shooter.
The Lone Ranger is slated to hit theaters July 3.
What do you think of Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger? Does the TV spot make you want to see it?