Meet the Masked Man in Final Trailer for ‘The Lone Ranger’

Summer movie season looms ever closer, and with it, Disney’s much-hyped return of the effective trifecta behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski and professional Johnny Depp Johnny Depp. After what has felt like an eternity of the upcoming The Lone Ranger adaptation making its presence known here and there, with teaser after teaser, finally, the last full-length trailer for the thing is available for viewing.

Now, we even have a back story, or at least new information for those who weren’t around for the O.G. Lone Ranger in the middle of the 20th Century. John Reid (Armie Hammer) begins his career as a lawman, only to, after his brother is killed by a corrupt and wealthy figure, turn on the law and seek justice instead, with his "spirit warrior" friend Tonto and horse, Silver. Cue lots of horseback chases, references to Western justice, fights on trains and other Western-movie cinematic tropes. Also, predictably—this is a Bruckheimer/Verbinski joint after all—there are a lot of explosions. 

We also get the first substantial appearance of Johnny Depp’s Super Best Friend Helena Bonham Carter, here donning a red wig and a pronounced Southern-debutante drawl as Red Harrington (wait, I just got it… Red… Harrington). And, if you’re skeptical to or offended by the idea of Johnny Depp as Tonto, this isn’t really going to do anything to change your mind. The Lone Ranger hits theatres July 3rd, if you’re into that, and you can watch the new trailer below. 

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