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The Lone Ranger Rides for Justice in New Super Bowl Spot

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!


  • Slartibartfatsdomino

    Uh, yeah…. No, thank you.

  • Jimmy

    Uh, yeah… Yes please. I want some more. Looks very good. A nice combination of action, adventure, and GASP… Humour!!! The Lone Ranger is strictly a family franchise, aimed towards kids. Nice to see they’ve got it. This is NOT True Grit or Django Unchained!

    I miss the blue outfit though…

  • Mario Di Giacomo

    And comics are just for kids!

  • demoncat_4

    have to say i want to see this film for did not think armie was right for the lone ranger till  i saw the trailer and what he brings to the character. though still do not like johnys look as Tonto. the black face war paint makes him look like sting from www plus that head piece looks like he is wearing a dead bird on his head.

  • Docgl

    I have been a fan of the Lone Ranger since the 1950’s. This movie looks worse than the Clinton Spillsbury mess of the 1980’s. They should have gone with something more like the Dynamite comics version. I plan on staying far away from this film.

  • Jimmy

    Stop being a knob – you and I both know 99% of people think of the radio show and in particular, the family TV show from the fifties when they think of this character. Hardly anyone reads the comics.

  • Jimmy

    Just how old are you pretending to be?

  • Docgl

     I am 64 years old and have been a fan of The Lone Ranger and a comic collector since I was 8 years old.