23. The Lone Ranger
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson, Barry Pepper, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Mason Cook, James Badge Dale
Release Date: July 3
Of course Johnny Depp is playing Tonto in a big screen update of The Lone Ranger, the iconic gunslinger radio serial that inspired the popular 1950s TV series of the same name. It's the next logical step for the actor who scored Oscar nominations for his performances as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and who's apparently no longer interested in taking on roles outside of big-budget projects based on old TV shows or amusement park rides.
But damn if The Lone Ranger's first full trailer doesn't look incredibly exciting. Credit goes to director Gore Verbinski, the visually proficient filmmaker behind the first three Pirates films (a.k.a the good ones) who certainly knows his way around a massive, enthralling action sequence. And we're also not mad at the casting of Armie Hammer as the title character, a role that should make him a household name and capitalize on his great work in The Social Network.