The Lone Ranger, the "pirated" western revival by the team of director, Gore Verbinski and producer, Jerry Bruckheimer has released an explosive new trailer.
This latest preview delves a little deeper into the character development of the titular Ranger himself (Armie Hammer), who, as we learn here for the first time, was previously just a city boy straight off the train named John Reid who was deputized by his ranger brother with their late ranger father's badge on a whim. Of course, the first mission didn't go quite so swimmingly since everyone was massacred in an ambush by some scruffy scum led by an unbathed bandit named Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner). However, it turns out that after being presumed dead along with everyone else, that John is discovered by a Native American warrior, Tonto (Johnny Depp), who believes him to be some kind "spirit walker;" a man who's been to the other side that can't be killed in battle. Now, they ride together for justice...and a touch of vengeance.
While we've had theme-focused trailers for this film spotlight the "justice" aspect, showing Tom Wilkinson's greedy robber baron character and another fixating on the "spiritual" aspect of the Ranger's resurrection, this one seems to be more focused on the motivations of the man himself. While bringing justice to a crop of corrupt cops seems to be the righteous motivation, this trailer does reveal that when it comes to the Ranger's quest, seeking revenge for his brother's death does kind of sweeten the deal, as well. As for Johnny Depp's Tonto...well, he's just kind of there. -- Which is all the explanation you need for why Helena Bonhan Carter is in the film. (Sporting a leggy weapon that might be a tribute to Rose McGowan's in Planet Terror.)
Pirates of the Wild West...err, sorry, The Lone Ranger screams "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!" as it rides into theaters on July 3. Check out the new trailer below!
Edit: ...And also check out this new international trailer, featuring loads of new scenes.