Disney released a new poster for “The Lone Ranger” today, and my first thought was, wow, Johnny Depp is buff!
I guess they can do all sorts of things with photoshopping and whatnot, but they’ve gotta have a groundwork to build on, right? Keep in mind, Depp will be 50 on June 9.
Disney also announced that they’ll be debuting a brand-new 90-second sneak peek for the film on Sunday, Feb. 3, during the CBS Pregame Show 2 p.m. ET.
In conjunction with the release of the new footage, Disney will hold a sweepstakes that offers participants a chance to win prizes provided by SUBWAY restaurants and Kawasaki.
To participate in “The Lone Ranger” “Who Will You Ride With on Game Day” Sweepstakes and get a chance to win prizes for “You and Your Kemosabe,” tune in and follow @LoneRanger on Twitter. For a chance to win, after the sneak peek airs, answer trivia questions about the spot correctly and use #LONERANGER in the reply. All correct entries will be entered in a blind drawing for a chance to win a prize pack, such as Kawasaki helmets, SUBWAY gift cards, and more. Each prize pack includes two prizes, one each for “You and Your Kemosabe.” The sweepstakes will end February 4, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. PT. Entries will also be accepted via email to email@example.com.
Starting today, fans can also text RANGER to Disney** (347639) to receive a Tune In reminder to watch “The Lone Ranger” new footage debut during the CBS Pregame Show and, in addition, receive updates on “The Lone Ranger.”
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski are the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, and they’re also helming “The Lone Ranger.” 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.
That runaway train? They mean that literally:
“The Lone Ranger” also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter. It hits theaters on July 3, 2013.
Here’s a 20-second preview of the 90-second teaser spot that’ll air Sunday.