The newest trailer for “The Lone Ranger” gives us a better feeling for Johnny Depp’s Tonto and the genesis of his relationship with Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger. Tonto’s got better dialogue in this clip, whereas in previous trailers, he was talking to the Lone Ranger’s horse and making deadpan jokes. It may or may not calm down the folks poking fun at Depp’s serious take on the Native American sidekick.
Although there is quite a bit that we already saw in the trailer released in April, it’s not unpleasant to revisit Hammer’s handsome visage, especially since most of us last saw it under a thick layer of latex in “J. Edgar.” (He played the dreamy prince in “Mirror Mirror” after that, which is worth a look!) Of course, the trailer includes the iconic image of the Lone Ranger’s white horse rearing up with a neigh, a train hold-up, explosions, and amazing feats of horse agility.
And then there’s Helena Bonham Carter with her fabulously tattooed fake leg, which shoots bullets from its boot heel.
Will director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer be able to recreate their success with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise with help from the Lone Ranger and Tonto? We’ll see for ourselves when the movie opens July 3.