Johnny Depp Is Tonto in ‘The Lone Ranger’ and Will Return for Another ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’!

More blockbuster announcements come forth from the Walt Disney Showcase.

Johnny Depp Is The Lone Ranger
Johnny Depp Is The Lone Ranger
The excitement just doesn't seem to stop at the Walt Disney Showcase at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood today. Not too long ago, the USC Marching Band began playing the William Tell Overture and none other than Johnny Depp himself came walking out onto the stage, revealing two new projects with just his outfit alone.

He came strolling out onto the stage wearing his full Captain Jack Sparrow costume from Pirates of the Caribbean AND he was wearing the mask of The Lone Ranger as well!

Depp confirmed that he has indeed signed on for both Jerry Bruckheimer's The Lone Ranger and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 to boot.

UPDATE: Disney has just confirmed that Depp in fact is officially signed on to play Tonto in the The Lone Ranger film and not the The Lone Ranger himself.

We'll have more on these amazing developments as soon as more information comes through from this event.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released May 20th, 2011 and stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Stephen Graham. The film is directed by Rob Marshall.

The Lone Ranger was released July 3rd, 2013 and stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Bryant Prince. The film is directed by Gore Verbinski.

Sources: MovieWeb, Walt Disney Studios

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  1. Avrahama

    @Ironfist - yeah, Hugh Jackman - would make a cool Lone Ranger. Too bad Clint Eastwood's not in his prime, hell id watch anything with Clint Eastwood in it.

    5 years agoby @avrahamaFlag

  2. adhir

    i would really like to see pirates 4 & 5....
    but more in the tone of the first one...i don't want to see some captain with tentacles .. so lets hope for the best.

    7 years agoby @adhirFlag

  3. Rufio

    This is awesome news. The Pirates trilogy was awesome (much better on DVD when you can watch them back to back).
    As for the LR, they will probably have to cast an unknown actor for the role with a high profile star like depp as the "sidekick". Depp as clooney's sidekick sounds about as exciting as Clooney-O'Donnell. man i hope they're smart in casting TLR.

    7 years agoby @rufioFlag

  4. T.Clark

    No, not thank god johnny depp

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  5. Solar XI

    Or Mark Wahlberg...that would be awesomeness...lmao

    7 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  6. Solar XI

    Well I hope it doesn't become a final decision. For the Lone Ranger I would cast from Patrick Wilson, Hugh Jackman, Keanu Reeves, Colin Farrell, Christian Bale, or Matt Damon... Either way you look at it-Johnny Depp being in it is going to cause the film to gross a few hundred million dollars in the opening weekend.

    7 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  7. Structure (ONSTRA)

    thank god that we have a person like jhonny depp, he just knows how to pick movies and when to do that

    7 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  8. T.Clark

    I guess i would go with depp as tonto over clooney as the lone ranger...i'd prefer neither, though ha

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  9. Vamp

    Nope. I require an answer. LOL!

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  10. T.Clark

    It's not confirmed that clooney's the ranger...and that's a tough question i get the option of passing? lol

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  11. Solar XI

    POTC3 had a lot of negative responses because it was different from the others and had too many plots. It was good, I bought all three dvds because this has to be one of my favorite film series-aside from The Matrix, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones and others. For the whole Lone Ranger flick, I'm not to happy with fact that Clooney is TLR or is possibly, I haven't been up to date but its cool that Depp, with all his Hollywood status is play a supporting role after POTC and Sweeney Todd thats admirable, but I'm still not big on Clooney as TLR

    7 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  12. Vamp

    I've got a question for you VIS, would you rather have Depp as Tonto, or Clooney as The Lone Ranger? -.^

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  13. T.Clark

    Dude, he's playing tonto, not the lone ranger, so it COULD still be clooney...i hope to hell it isn't

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  14. WiseGuy

    Thank YOU its him not clooney

    7 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  15. the Narrator

    POTC3 wasn't nearly as good as the 1 and 2, but it was still good, and epic. Just got weird.

    7 years agoby @narratorFlag

  16. Vamp

    I don't know why everyone's always dissing on "Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End." I loved that movie. It was awesome.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  17. Solar XI

    Pirates of the Caribbean was a on/off thing since the release of "At World's End". Johnny is a weird guy...lo

    7 years agoby @solarxiFlag

  18. Vamp

    Well that's what I meant. LOL. I worded it wrong.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  19. GK


    7 years agoby @indianajonesFlag

  20. MCPeterman

    of course there is going to be a pirates 4

    7 years agoby @mcpetermanFlag

  21. P.A.C.K. '75

    Hey hyperion25... Thanks I did not know that... shutting up now.

    7 years agoby @apinneyFlag

  22. T.Clark

    I'll be seeing it cuz i'm into the lone ranger, not out of curiosity.

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  23. the Narrator

    You might not know, but I do...

    7 years agoby @narratorFlag

  24. Psycho

    Don't know about The Lone Ranger.

    7 years agoby @physco-123Flag

  25. Vamp

    I meant that about favorite actors, but I guarantee that if you're this into "The Lone Ranger," then you'll be seeing this out of curiosity.

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  26. Vamp

    Yea, even if you think he's not right for it you're still going to go and see it out of curiosity.....

    7 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  27. The Doctor

    Good. Johnny is a brilliant actor and another POTC sounds even more brilliant.

    7 years agoby @ghettokidFlag

  28. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    Awsome. Depps a mastere actor. looks like he gots a busy scheduele with this an Wonderland.

    7 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  29. Shadow Of The Day


    7 years agoby @asifFlag

  30. T.Clark

    U can have a fav actor and still know when he's not the perfect choice for a role. Twilight, and to anybody else who thinks this is a good idea but doesn't know how to spell, u can carry ur insults over to the clooney thread, cuz i'm going to spill my remaining guts and enthusiasm for this movie all over that RETARDED excuse for a rumor thread...see ya there

    7 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

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