This isn’t the first trailer for “The Lone Ranger” but it is the first one to give details on the plot. The first trailer was a quick cut mess of visuals and explosions that seemed more like “Hell on Wheels” than a summer blockbuster, but the latest trailer shows the “Pirates of the Caribbean” style that comes with all of Disney’s live-action adventure films.
The trailer published on YouTube on Tuesday features about two-and-a-half minutes of what audiences will see from Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp next summer. The story sees Hammer playing John Reid, the Lone Ranger, who is a dead man brought back to life after being buried by Depp’s Tonto character.
"I buried you," Tonto tells the befuddled and dirt covered title character. "Eight men rode into canyon. I dug seven graves. Horse says you are a spirit walker; man who has been to the other side and returned; A man who cannot be killed in battle."
So the cowboy dawns a mask and becomes the Lone Ranger, which is an ill-fitting title, being that Tonto appears to be his sidekick throughout the film. Being that Reid is believed to be dead, he dawns a mask so he can remain unidentifiable by his Wild West enemies.
The film comes from the creative team behind the “Pirates” films that have become the live-action standard for Disney films over the past decade. Gore Verbinski who directed the first three Jack Sparrow adventures will be working with Depp again as the director of the retelling of “The Lone Ranger.”
"The Lone Ranger" rides into theaters on July 3, 2013