Walt Disney Pictures has released the first trailer for the Gore Verbinski-directed big screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger. Johnny Depp stars as the Native American spirit warrior Tonto who joins forces with the title character (played by Armie Hammer of The Social Network). The unlikely duo, “brought together by fate, must join forces to battle greed and corruption.” Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Apple has the trailer.

Official Info:

THE LONE RANGER

Genre: Action-Adventure

Rating: TBD

U.S. Release Date: July 3, 2013

Cast: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter

Director: Gore Verbinski

Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski

Executive Producers: Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Ted Elliottt, Terry Rossio, Johnny Depp, Eric Ellenbogen, Eric McLeod

Screenplay by: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Eric Aronson and Justin Haythe (credit not final)

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.

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption.

“The Lone Ranger” also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

A Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films presentation, “The Lone Ranger” is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, with a screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Eric Aronson and Justin Haythe (credit not final). ‘The Lone Ranger” releases in U.S. theaters on July 3, 2013.

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