Walt Disney Studios has provided us with the teaser poster and some hi-res stills from its upcoming action-adventure film, The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. 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 (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (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.
From producer Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski comes Disney/Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger. Tonto (Johnny Depp), a spirit warrior on a personal quest, joins forces in a fight for justice with John Reid (Armie Hammer), a lawman who has become a masked avenger.
The Lone Ranger will ride into theaters May 2013.
Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure The Lone Ranger. The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean blockbusters — producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski — with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning Rango.
Walt Disney Studios announced that today “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” studio audience in Chicago, IL, enjoyed a surprise visit from actor Johnny Depp, followed by an advance special screening of Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, in which Depp stars for the fourth time as the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow.
The audience members were treated to the ultimate “Harpo Hook-Up” as they were the first moviegoers in the world to view Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, presented in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp was on hand at the movie theatre to greet and welcome the “Oprah” show’s excited fans to the unprecedented event.
As if the first look at Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow’s father, Captain Teague, in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides wasn’t enough news today, we now get treated to our second clip from the upcoming summer blockbuster from Walt Disney Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer.
This time around, it’s the film’s introduction of the ruthless Blackbeard, the pirate all pirates fear, portrayed by Ian McShane. Finding himself on board the Queen Anne’s Revenge courtesy of former flame and daughter of Blackbeard, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) decides that the best course of action would be staging a mutiny, a tactic he all too familiar with (albeit generally on the other end). That is, until the Captain decides to weigh in on the matter.
Debuted exclusively by Yahoo! Movies, this clip from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides titled ‘Palace Escape,’ picks up early in the film where Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself at the hands of Britan’s King George II and former ship-mate Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) who has opted to join the British Royal Navy in their expedition. Sparrow, who is in fact guilty of being guilty of being Jack Sparrow, manages to find a way out of the situation, true-to-form, all the while managing to rescue a puff pastry that managed to find its way into the chandelier just prior.
The official Disney Parks blog has debuted the newest entry in the ‘Disney Dream’ celebrity portrait series by Annie Leibovitz, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The advertisement, which will run as a special spread in the May 2011 issues of Oprah, Real Simple, InStyle and People, features the first time a Disney character is portrayed by the actual actor.
Inside the spread, titled ‘Where magic sets sail and adventures become legendary,’ Captain Jack Sparrow is joined by another pirate, portrayed by performer, writer and artist, Patti Smith.
Earlier today, actress Penelope Cruz, who takes on the role of Blackbeard’s daughter, Angelica, in Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides (May 20, 2011) was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce when she was awarded her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On hand to celebrate were co-star Johnny Depp, who referred to Cruz as ‘the Ricky to my Lucy,’ film producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Rob Marshall and Cruz’s husband, Javier Bardem.
An Academy Award® winner, Penelope Cruz has proven herself to be one of the most versatile actresses by playing a variety of compelling characters, and most recently, becoming the first actress from Spain to be nominated and to win an Oscar®.
In addition to the new stills we shared with you earlier along with the brand new trailer, Walt Disney Studios has also provided us with these behind-the-scene photos from the sets of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides which opens in theaters nationwide on May 20, 2011.
Featured in the behind-the-scene images are Johnny Depp in full make-up as Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as director Rob Marshall, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, production designer John Myhre and set designer Gordon Sim as they work on the film’s sets at both Pinewood Studios in England as well as Kauai in Hawaii.
Via Twitter, Walt Disney Studios UK premiered this amazing billboard ad featuring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, guns blazing, from Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.
In the latest installment of the epic series, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sails into theaters on May 20, 2011.