In anticipation of the coming trailer, Disney has released a couple of new posters and a few new images from Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski’s upcoming big-budget take on The Lone Ranger. The film takes a Western approach to the classic television series with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) assuming the role of the titular hero and Johnny Depp inhabiting his trusty sidekick Tonto. These images highlight Verbinski’s massive scope for the film as well as his knack for visuals while the posters give us close-up looks at the pic’s stars (ie. Johnny Depp wearing a dead bird as a hat)
Hit the jump to take a look at the new posters and images, and check back here on Collider on April 17th to check out the new trailer. The film also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham Carter. The Lone Ranger opens on July 3rd.