Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Timothy Olymphant, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin
Release Date: March 4
Why we’re excited: Johnny Depp is one of our favorite actors, but let’s be honest: The Tourist sucked. After his bland performance in that A-list disaster, it’ll be great to see the guy loosen up again in this animated adventure. Depp voices the title character, a chameleon that loves Hawaiian shirts and becomes the unqualified leader of a Western town overrun by bandits. Not only does Rango look like the coolest animated film of 2011, it’s also the year’s most promising Western, adding to a stagnant genre recently ignited by True Grit. We smell a franchise.

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