Early last month, we got our first look at Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer as Tonto and The Lone Ranger in, well, The Lone Ranger. Though it wasn’t necessarily unexpected, Depp was sporting a good deal of facepaint and a very dead bird on his head. Now a new image of Depp as Tonto has gone online, giving us yet another look at his latest character creation. The actor is basically camouflaged by makeup here, but we do get to see Tonto sans bird hat. Despite the ridiculous budget, I’m willing to give The Lone Ranger the benefit of the doubt mainly because director Gore Verbinski is at the helm. I loved the hell out of Rango, and his work on the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies was beyond entertaining.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham Carter. The Lone Ranger opens May 31, 2013.
Here’s the image of Depp posing with Dr. Gayle Dine’Chacon, Surgeon General of the Navajo Nation, via Badass Digest:
Here’s the synopsis for The Lone Ranger:
“The Lone Ranger” is 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.