Interview with Armie Hammer (John Reid) at the special Fan Event for the release of the new trailer for The Lone Ranger
LATIMES.COM – The latest trailer for “The Lone Ranger” is set to be unveiled this afternoon, with stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer participating in a live stream discussion about the clip and the movie, which will kick off at 1 p.m. PDT.
The promotional event comes on the heels of a new wave of character posters the studio released Tuesday and is part of Las Vegas’ CinemaCon, the annual exhibitors’ conference where the studios court the affection of movie theater owners across the country with elaborate presentations for their upcoming films.
EW.COM – “All I know is that a man killed my brother,” says the Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) in the new “final” theatrical trailer for Gore Verbinski’s summer blockbuster, which seems out to prove that sometimes you don’t need anything more than some trains and horses to make a thrilling adventure movie.
Up until this point, the trailers for The Lone Ranger seem to have assumed that everyone would know the basic story of the 1950s television series, or at least want to know why a dirt-covered Armie Hammer would be waking up on top of some very unstable looking scaffolding. Disney’s taken a different approach for the final theatrical trailer, teasing a little bit of back story before getting to Johnny Depp’s Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s disenchantment with the law, and all those epic train sequences.
John Reid (the not-yet Lone Ranger) is a “city boy” with a big fancy white hat who’s come back to the West to serve as a Texas Ranger alongside his brother. When the Rangers are ambushed and his brother killed, he meets up with Tonto (Johnny Depp) to seek justice. All they have to do is follow the silver, which leads to a variety of scuffles of course, including the pretty incredible looking bridge sequence that closes out the trailer.
COLLIDER.COM – Earlier today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Walt Disney unveiled about twenty minutes of director Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger. Since I was on the red carpet waiting for the cast and filmmakers, I missed the screening. But talking to a few people that did see the footage, the consensus I heard was that it looked great and it was a lot better than all of them expected.
Shortly after walking off the stage, I landed a red carpet interview with Armie Hammer. We talked about what he went through trying to land the role, how much the script changed along the way and the supernatural/werewolves rumors, filming the train sequence practically, how he can’t escape being asked about Justice League, and he reveals that he’s about to sign a contract for a new movie role.
AP.ORG – Johnny Depp will answer fans’ questions about “The Lone Ranger” in a live online session.
Disney announced Thursday that Depp and co-star Armie Hammer will discuss the anticipated adventure film on April 17 after showing 20 minutes of exclusive footage to about 400 fans at a Las Vegas theater.
Director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer also will participate in the session, which is to stream live on Yahoo Movies and Livestream.
Fans outside of Las Vegas can submit questions for “The Lone Ranger” team through Twitter and watch the film’s trailer online. The extended footage, though, is just for those in Las Vegas.
The promotion coincides with the annual CinemaCon convention, where Disney is expected to offer a similar presentation for theater owners. “The Lone Ranger” releases July 3.
AMC Theatres will be presenting a global live Q&A on Yahoo! Movies following a special screening of 20 minutes of exclusive footage from Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ thrilling action adventure “The Lone Ranger” on April 17, 2013, at the AMC Town Square 18 in Las Vegas. The event, which starts at 12:30 p.m. (PDT), gives 400+ fans the first look at select footage from the movie and features a live Q&A session with Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Gore Verbinski and Jerry Bruckheimer following the screening, with global live streaming beginning at 1:00 p.m. (PDT).
Film fans have an opportunity to engage in a live question and answer discussion with the stars and filmmakers of “The Lone Ranger” by submitting questions via Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #LoneRanger. The Q&A will stream live on Yahoo! at: http://movies.yahoo.com/lone-ranger-live/.
In conjunction with the trailer launch, the “Who Will You Ride With to See a Sneak Peek of The Lone Ranger Sweepstakes” will offer three lucky fans and their Kemosabes a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to view the footage and attend the live Q&A, where the winners will each be able to pose a question to a member of the cast or a filmmaker. Fans can enter the sweepstakes beginning today, March 28 th, through April 4 th. For information on eligibility, how to enter and official rules, visit: www.lonerangersweeps.com.*
ACCESSHOLLYWOOD.COM – Armie Hammer receives CinemaCon 2013’s “Male Star of Tomorrow Award” in Las Vegas where he chats with Access’ Billy Bush about how much “fun” he’s had playing and promoting “The Lone Ranger.” Also, he tells Billy co-star Johnny Depp is a great wingman.
EW.COM – We’re not quite sure what the narrator is saying at the beginning (paging Japanese-speaking EW readers?), but this third trailer for Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger (in theaters July 3rd), proves again that action transcends language barriers.
For anyone who’s been keeping up with the other trailers, besides Helena Bonham Carter’s awesome leg gun, this new Japanese version doesn’t offer many new scenes, but it’s low on dialogue and bursting with intense imagery, explosions, falls, and Armie Hammer shots. It’s the perfect trailer for a summer blockbuster.
Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the Super Bowl TV spot for their upcoming action-adventure film, ‘The Lone Ranger.’