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    Disney's 'The Lone Ranger'

    The Lone Ranger will ride again and “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski will be calling the shots for the Disney.

    Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have been talking about a Lone Ranger feature film for years and announced in 2008 that Johnny Depp would play the role of Tonto, the faithful friend to the masked man. The project has been slow to the screen, though, with Depp’s dense schedule and the emphasis by the studio, producer and star on their massively successful ”Pirates” franchise, which has pulled in $5.35 billion in worldwide box office with three films and has a fourth scheduled for release next summer. Now, though, with Verbinski on board, the Lone Ranger revival might move into gallop mode.
    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/...r-lone-ranger/

    With Gore Verbinski saddling upto direct “The Lone Ranger” for Disney, and his “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp already attached as Tonto, the question is, who will play the Masked Man? Hero Complex has some suggestions for Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Vote and let us know whom you’d like to see yelling, “Hi-ho, Silver!“:

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    Re: Disney's 'The Lone Ranger'

    Jackman is franchised up, as is new sexiest man alive Ryan Reynolds. Clooney has already produced & starred in a series w/ 'Oceans 11' and has the Oscar prestige.

    I'm going Jon Hamm because he is lovely & talented (great work in Affleck's 'The Town'), and would look quite good on a horse and in a tiny mask.
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    Re: Disney's 'The Lone Ranger'

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    Jackman is franchised up, as is new sexiest man alive Ryan Reynolds. Clooney has already produced & starred in a series w/ 'Oceans 11' and has the Oscar prestige.

    I'm going Jon Hamm because he is lovely & talented (great work in Affleck's 'The Town'), and would look quite good on a horse and in a tiny mask.
    Anyone but Clooney and Jon Hamm looks the part.

    I'm so stoked for this film!

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    Re: Disney's 'The Lone Ranger'

    I've always liked the idea of Nathan Fillion as the Lone Ranger, but Hamm is also an excellent choice.




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    Re: Disney's 'The Lone Ranger'

    Johnny Depp Wants Brad Pitt or George Clooney for 'The Lone Ranger'

    Pirates of Caribbean director Gore Verbinksi officially attached to direct the big screen version of The Lone Ranger, it’s no surprise attention is now focused on who will play the titular hero himself. The newest names to hit the pot come from none other than Tonto himself — or star Johnny Depp:

    “There’s so many interesting possibilities out there. Brad [Pitt] would be great. [George] Clooney would be great. Don’t know who it’s going to be just yet.”
    Depp is currently filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with director Rob Marshall for a May 20, 2011 release. Pitt has a slew of upcoming films including the long-awaited Tree of Life from director Terrence Malick, which opens on May 27, 2011. The Lone Ranger is set for a 2012 release. Hit the jump for more.

    The suggestion makes sense as Depp would likely have bumped into Pitt while filming The Tourist with the Inglourious Basterds’ wife Angelina Jolie – he would know better than anyone whether Pitt’s acting sensibilities would play off his own. Still, while Depp may have quite a bit of pull in Hollywood, the decision will likely rest in the hands of Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

    I remain cautiously optimistic about The Lone Ranger, especially considering its long-delayed pre-production process. It took nearly three years for Verbinski to officially climb on board, even after the inclusion of box office behemoth Johnny Depp. Personally I wish Verbinski had taken the directing gig on the big screen adaptation of the video game BioShock (though Juan Carlos Fresnadillo remains a solid choice), something that more soundly fits his directing abilities.

    Still, this latest rumor suggests a rather unique take on the legendary series, especially in regards to its depictions of Native Americans. Depp explains to Entertainment Tonight:

    “Native Americans in cinema, over the past however many decades, have been treated somewhat shabbily. This one has plans to rectify that.”

    Hmmm … the whimsical (even comedic) tone of Pirates meshed with the down-to-earth realism of Dance with Wolves? Starring Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp? I’d pay to watch that.

    Here’s a synopsis of the TV show:
    The title character is a masked Texas Ranger in the American Old West, originally played by George Seaton (radio), but more famously by Clayton Moore (television), who gallops about righting injustices with the aid of his clever, laconic Native American companion, Tonto played by (amongst others) John Todd, Roland Parker, and (in the television series) Jay Silverheels. Tonto usually referred to the Lone Ranger as Kemo Sabe, meaning “trusty scout”. Departing on his white horse Silver, the Ranger would shout “Hi-yo, Silver, away!” as the horse galloped toward the setting sun, followed by someone asking “Who was that masked man, anyway?” “Why he’s the Lone Ranger.”
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    Sounds good to me I'd like to see Pitt and Depp or Clooney and Depp in a movie together, they'd be great pairs Hope it works out
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