Remember when Johnny Depp was announced to play the role of Tonto in The Lone Ranger? That was almost 18 months ago, and the project's been shelved ever since, probably to make way for Alice in Wonderland and Pirates 4 hype. Now, THR is reporting that Disney is in negotiations with Justin Haythe to write the script, which means there's a renewed interest in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced movie. Haythe, in case you're wondering, adapted the screenplay for Revolutionary Road – one of last year's snubbed Oscar films.
Johnny Depp, The Lone Ranger
I would pick Antiono Bandars as the Lone Ranger and Johnney Depp. If I was going for a young audiance I would pick the wolf guy as tonto and Depp as the Lone Ranger.
Too old... Last years film Appaloosa is a case in point. The acting was great, but the story line was all wrong. Everyone was interacting like a bunch of over grown teenagers. So it because too sillly for words.
Let's get real for a moment. This is Hollywood, right? Depp and most people mentioned in this thread are way too old. They'll find a new, younger Native American looking guy for Tonto and the studios will go with a guy like Channing Tatum or "new" hottie Sam Worthington for the Lone Ranger.
My comment was screwed up... this is a comedy version of the story, yes? With Depp as Tonto? No question... Will Ferrell as the Lone Ranger!
also, that MaskedMan post saying that the American public would never accept anyone playing the role but Clayon Moore is about the stupidest thing I've ever read... Just who is he saying the American public is? Citizens over the age of 60? LOL!!!!!!
Hmm... Karl Urban? He's one I didn't expect. Yah, I could see him as The Lone Ranger. Interesting suggestion!
I would cast Karl Urban he's not really typed cast to any role and he has played different types of characters being versatile like Johnny Depp he can play a good or bad guy. I'm a Clayton Moore fan but I really believe this actor could capture the Lone Ranger character as well as he portrayed Bones in Star Trek. He also has the agility it would take to portray the Lone Ranger . His New Zealand accent that won't be a problem. Watch some of his past films Pathfinder, The Bourne Supremacy, Chronicles of Riddick these films are action just like the Lone Ranger should be. I think he would be an excellent choice to play next Johnny Depp's Tonto . I think both could bring respect to the characters and make them equals.
Eric Bana for the Lone Ranger.
Indeed.Clayton Moore is the quintesential "Lone Ranger".Clayton Moore could never be replaced but can only be succeeded.Maye by Matt McConehay(sp)?Maybe even Val Kilmer?
those too are giant...well their posture and presence aren't half that of what the ideal player of "the Lone Ranger" would have to be!
Christian Bale would be perfect as the Lone Ranger!
Well lets go big budget and get Russell Crowe.
Who should play the Lone Ranger? Samuel L. Jackson, that's who! Only Samuel L. Jackson. could bring the presence and the power to the screen, complementing Depp's aura. Johnny Depp and Samuel L. Jackson-awesome!
"Tonto" is Spanish for stupid. It's a fact.
The Spanish word for Stupid is indeed "Tanto" not Tonto,......Tanto.
No, Tonto. It's Tonto, and it means "fool," not "stupid." Tanto means "that much."
Thank you, Thom Stark. Mandamus is indeed "tonto".
In El Salvador it means Stupid.Different Country,different word meanings.Got it?Or are you just fixed on the mexican meaning?Don't be Tanto!,Thom.
Thank God Christopher tried to ride in on Thom's incorrect Coatails,it was Chris's only defense for anyone that can't think for themselves like Chris is beyond Tanto. Chris, grow up.You might make a decent adult as soon as you learn to think for yourself.
Clayton Moore certainly is my favorite! But, the legend needs to be told again for the new generation. My hope is that whoever they choose can compliment Depp and give the story the literacy justice it certainly deserves. My fingers are crossed for this one!
The masked man
This has been attempted before, anybody remember Klinton Spilsbury, "The Legend of The Lone Ranger"????? he was so bad Stacey Keach had to do a voice over to make the movie even watchable. NO ONE but CLAYTON MOORE will be accepted by the American public has "The Lone Ranger". This is a proven fact.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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