Johnny Depp Is Tonto in ‘The Lone Ranger’ and Will Return for Another ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’!

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Johnny Depp Is Tonto in ‘The Lone Ranger’ and Will Return for Another ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’!

http://movieweb.com/movie/the-lone-ranger/Johnny Depp Is The Lone Ranger The excitement just doesn't seem to stop at the Walt Disney Showcase at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood today. Not too long ago, the USC Marching Band began playing the William Tell Overture and none other than Johnny Depp himself came walking out onto the stage, revealing two new projects with just his outfit alone.

He came strolling out onto the stage wearing his full Captain Jack Sparrow costume from Pirates of the Caribbean AND he was wearing the mask of The Lone Ranger as well!

Depp confirmed that he has indeed signed on for both Jerry Bruckheimer's The Lone Ranger and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to boot.

UPDATE: Disney has just confirmed that Depp in fact is officially signed on to play Tonto in the The Lone Ranger film and not the The Lone Ranger himself.

We'll have more on these amazing developments as soon as more information comes through from this event.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released May 20th, 2011.

The Lone Ranger was released July 3rd, 2013.

Sources: MovieWeb, Walt Disney Studios

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  • avrahama • 6 years ago

    @Ironfist - yeah, Hugh Jackman - would make a cool Lone Ranger. Too bad Clint Eastwood's not in his prime, hell id watch anything with Clint Eastwood in it.

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    • adhir • 7 years ago

      i would really like to see pirates 4 & 5....

      but more in the tone of the first one...i don't want to see some captain with tentacles .. so lets hope for the best.

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      • rufio • 7 years ago

        This is awesome news. The Pirates trilogy was awesome (much better on DVD when you can watch them back to back).

        As for the LR, they will probably have to cast an unknown actor for the role with a high profile star like depp as the "sidekick". Depp as clooney's sidekick sounds about as exciting as Clooney-O'Donnell. man i hope they're smart in casting TLR.

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        • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

          No, not thank god johnny depp

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          • solarxi • 7 years ago

            Or Mark Wahlberg...that would be awesomeness...lmao

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            • solarxi • 7 years ago

              Well I hope it doesn't become a final decision. For the Lone Ranger I would cast from Patrick Wilson, Hugh Jackman, Keanu Reeves, Colin Farrell, Christian Bale, or Matt Damon... Either way you look at it-Johnny Depp being in it is going to cause the film to gross a few hundred million dollars in the opening weekend.

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              • gaj1992 • 7 years ago

                thank god that we have a person like jhonny depp, he just knows how to pick movies and when to do that

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                • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                  I guess i would go with depp as tonto over clooney as the lone ranger...i'd prefer neither, though ha

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                  • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                    Nope. I require an answer. LOL!

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                    • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                      It's not confirmed that clooney's the ranger...and that's a tough question vamp...do i get the option of passing? lol

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                      • solarxi • 7 years ago

                        POTC3 had a lot of negative responses because it was different from the others and had too many plots. It was good, I bought all three dvds because this has to be one of my favorite film series-aside from The Matrix, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones and others. For the whole Lone Ranger flick, I'm not to happy with fact that Clooney is TLR or is possibly, I haven't been up to date but its cool that Depp, with all his Hollywood status is play a supporting role after POTC and Sweeney Todd thats admirable, but I'm still not big on Clooney as TLR

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                        • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                          I've got a question for you VIS, would you rather have Depp as Tonto, or Clooney as The Lone Ranger? -.^

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                          • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                            Dude, he's playing tonto, not the lone ranger, so it COULD still be clooney...i hope to hell it isn't

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                            • zgcorleone072 • 7 years ago

                              Thank YOU its him not clooney

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                              • narrator • 7 years ago

                                POTC3 wasn't nearly as good as the 1 and 2, but it was still good, and epic. Just got weird.

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                                • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                                  I don't know why everyone's always dissing on "Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End." I loved that movie. It was awesome.

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                                  • solarxi • 7 years ago

                                    Pirates of the Caribbean was a on/off thing since the release of "At World's End". Johnny is a weird guy...lo

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                                    • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                                      Well that's what I meant. LOL. I worded it wrong.

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                                      • indianajones • 7 years ago

                                        SEE!I WAS RIGHT THE WHOLE TIME!

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                                        • mcpeterman • 7 years ago

                                          of course there is going to be a pirates 4

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