The Biggest Superhero Films That Didn't Happen, Part 2
Comic Books, Film
Part origin story, part high-stakes action scene and all Jerry Bruckheimer, Walt Disney Studios’ Super Bowl spot for this summer’s The Lone Ranger offers a look at how the title character and his sidekick teamed up.
“There were rumors that sustained us. Stories of a man born in the desert. A ghost, some said. Some said flesh and blood. A masked man — a Lone Ranger,” the voice-over says, over images of a blood-splattered Texas Rangers badge and a tortured Armie Hammer left for dead … that is, until Johnny Depp’s Tonto shows up.
“If we ride together, we ride for justice,” the Lone Ranger tells Tonto.
“Justice is what I seek, kemosabe,” Tonto replies.
But it isn’t all high-stakes drama, as the trailer ends with the type of trademark action/humor combination we’ve come to expect from the creators of the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Check it out for yourself:
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice–taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
The Lone Ranger also stars Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson and James Badge Dale. The big-budget Western opens July 3.
Thanks to Andy Liegl for helping with this post!