September 25, 2008 Bonus Blog Post
Johnny Depp as Tonto? Maybe-so. We know that Disney is mounting a big Lone Ranger movie with the producer who did Pirates of the Caribean trilogy. Just got this from Alan Huffines, who copied me off the Ain't It Cool website:
"So just got back from attending the Walt Disney Showcase that the company throws for partnering agencies and media and had some big news to reveal.
"1st a recap.
"Dick Cook the President of the Motion Picture Division spent the day teasing upcoming films for 2009 thru 2011, and with it came a barrage of celebs who he welcomed to the stage to further make the announcement sweeter, here are some examples;
RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN - Dwayne Johnson appeared, talked about the film.
WILD HOGS 2: Bachelor Ride - Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H Macy all reunited as they pulled on stage on Harleys. . .
[And then. . .]
"And in the end as Dick Cook was wrapping up, the USC Marching Band comes out and starts playing the Lone Ranger theme and a graphic for the film comes on screen.
"Suddenly the curtain raises and a White horse w/ a Lone Ranger character is galloping on stage during the music. When it's over, Dick says he hasnt cast a Lone Ranger yet, but he had an idea for a Tonto.
"Just then Johnny Depp comes from off stage dressed to the nines as Jack Sparrow with a Lone Ranger mask on a stick over his eyes, banters w/ Dick Cook and makes Dick wear the mask and hold the gun he was carrying.
And then Dick Cook says, "Well what do you think? Johnny Depp as Tonto???"
The crowd goes mad-wild and he says "OK, done."
Then goes onto ask if he thinks we should have Johnny back for another Pirates film? T he crowd goes mad, Dick Cook says "OK, done. "The theatre erupts. Johnny mumbles some things in character and then darts off. Maybe was on stage a total of a minute and barely said anything. It was such a fun day!
Johnny came out as Sparrow had a big white indian feather stuck in his head sticking up..."
—Ain't It Cool News
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