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Hot trailer: The Lone Ranger brings cowboys back

A first look at what’s sure to be a sweeping epic, The Lone Ranger showcases the power of the railroad, a face-painted Johnny Depp and one Armie Hammer in a studly mask. Yee-haw!

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There comes a time when good men must wear masks

And the man who’s wearing it is none other than the gorgeous hero in stirrups Armie Hammer. He’s masked and ready to rumba in the new Disney adaptation of the most famous hero of the Wild West, The Lone Ranger.

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The Lone Ranger

The film that’s had more than its fair share of problems (production delays, budget concerns, revolving cast) is now finally scheduled to come out next summer for a smashing Fourth of July weekend debut.

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Directed by Gore Verbinski of Pirates of the Caribbean fame (At World’s End, Dead Man’s Chest and The Curse of the Black Pearl), this film promises horse chases, train chases and a darker-than-usual look at the Wild West, especially when it comes to Disney.

The Lone Ranger

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, also of Pirates of the Caribbean fame, audiences can expect the same alluring intrigue mastered by that series and a bit of comedy, too. At least we hope!

The trailer doesn’t give a hint that there will be any laughs, but when it registers that this is a re-teaming of the Pirates crew in many ways, a few chuckles must be in order. Come on, Johnny, please!

But alas, young cowgirls, you’ll just have to wait and see. The Lone Ranger co-stars Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper and Ruth Wilson and releases in theaters July 3, 2013.

Photo credit: Disney Pictures

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