Update: Johnny Depp Playing Tonto in The Lone Ranger
September 23, 2008
During Disney's preview today in Hollywood, the studio questioned who could possibly play the titular character in its upcoming feature The Lone Ranger.
At that, Disney rolled out the USC marching band to come down and play the Ranger's theme song. This was followed by an appearance by Depp himself who took to the stage in full Captain Jack Sparrow attire...wearing The Lone Ranger's mask.
According to our Disney reps, Depp is officially signed to play Tonto and not the Lone Ranger as initially implied.
The Lone Ranger, said to be an origin story, is written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.