Photo credit: Peter MountainAm I anxiously awaiting Gore Verbinski's remake of The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp as Tonto? Of course I am. OF COURSE I AM! Now, to be fair, I should mention that Johnny Depp could be starring as Hoss Cartwright in a remake of Bonanza and my expectations would be equally high -- he is, after all, Johnny Depp. But producer Jerry Bruckheimer just leaked the first photo of Depp and Hammer in full costume and makeup, and from the looks of it, Depp has created yet another completely unique, utterly eccentric, and dangerously mesmerizing character in the grand tradition of Jack Sparrow, The Mad Hatter, Willy Wonka, and Barnabas Collins.
The best part of all? Apparently in this version of The Lone Ranger, Tonto is the one holding the reigns ...
And it's all due to Depp's vision. In his words:
I remember watching [the TV series] as a kid ... and going: "Why is the [expletive] Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?" ... When the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to