Disney’s new production of the Lone Ranger may not be the most anticipated movie of the coming year, but it’s one that’s definitely high-up on this Nerdbastard’s list. Gore Verbinski (of Pirates of the Caribbean fame) is directing Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the titular character, along with a host of other great talent in supporting roles.
Depp’s gotten a bit of flak considering the way he’s choosing to portray the character of Tonto, particularly from Native American activist groups. Now, a video from the set shows Depp in (mostly) full make-up and gear, being interviewed by none other than Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly.
Note: The audio is crap. Not our fault!
So what do the Nerdreaders think? Is Depp’s portrayal a step backwards or just Johnny being… well, Johnny?
Look for Lone Ranger in theaters May 31st, 2013.
Thanks to blastr for the heads-up.