Can you sense it? Blockbuster season is almost upon us. The Oscars have wrapped. The spring is coming along, with the year already having a few hits (Oz, the Great and Powerful) and misses (A Good Day to Die Hard). But summer officially launches with Iron Man 3, and then the popcorn thrillers will be pouring into theaters. To help get you ready, Disney has shared a new international trailer for what should be one of July’s biggest titles, Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger.
As expected, this clip keeps a strong focus on Tonto, primarily because the role is played by international superstar (and frequent Verbinski collaborator) Johnny Depp. The early shots seem to establish Tonto’s backstory, with Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger character eventually taking center stage.
Outside of that, the trailer ramps up the mix of action and western characteristics, which didn’t work for movies like Cowboys & Aliens or even Wild, Wild West (back in the day). Can Verbinski and Depp do for cowboys what they once did for pirates? We’ll find out soon enough.
While film audiences focus on Marvel Studios, the new Star Trek sequel and the latest Pixar effort in the early summer months, it’s The Lone Ranger that staked its claim to the massive July 4 weekend, which usually means a similarly massive vote of confidence on the studio’s part.
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