“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty “Hi-yo, Silver!”, The Lone Ranger! With his faithful Indian companion Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the Early West. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear – The Lone Ranger rides again!!!”
That was the opening of the classic “Lone Ranger” television series from 1952 that I used to watch as a small boy when it was syndicated on (I guess) Channel 11 or Channel 5. It was classic good versus bad in a Western Theme and it starred Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto. Today is the opening day for the new take on the film by Disney.
In 2013 the film starts Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger and they will be kicking some Old West ass against the likes of Butch Cavendish and various other outlaws of the plains. We will get the heroes origin tale in this one along with a lot of guns, horse riding acrobatics and more. The trailer made me curious and I have loved the character himself since I was young (but I mentioned that already) so I think that it will be a fun ride. Pardon the ride pun of course.
The Film Stars:
Armie Hammer as John Reid/The Lone Ranger
Johnny Depp as Tonto
William Fichtner as Butch Cavendish
Tom Wilkinson as Latham Cole
Barry Pepper as Captain Jay Fuller
Mason Cook as Will
Ruth Wilson as Rebecca Reid
Helena Bonham Carter as Red Harrington
James Badge Dale as Dan Reid
What I did for the links with this one was to showcase the original series that starred the legendary Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels along with a film that was offered up in the eighties and some comic book releases. Some are individual issues since there did not appear to be a trade paperback edition of them to show you. Check them out.