William Fichtner Cast As The Villain In THE LONE RANGER

William Fichtner Cast As The Villain In THE LONE RANGER

Now that Dwight Yoakam passed on the role of the villain in the Gore Verbinski-directed action western, William Fichtner has just been confirmed to replace him. Check it out...

According to Deadline, actor William Fichtner has been set to play the villain in the Gore Verbinski-directed action western film, The Lone Ranger. He is replacing Dwight Yoakam, who had to dropped out of the project due to scheduling conflict.

"Disney has tapped William Fichtner to replace Dwight Yoakam in The Lone Ranger. He will play the bad guy that Yoakam was set to take on before the actor-singer dropped out Friday because of a scheduling conflict."

The Lone Ranger had some production problems before they even started filming. Big budget and script were two main reasons why everything was delayed. But now, it seems that they are moving forward, with Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp and Ruth Wilson also starring in the upcoming film. The Lone Ranger is set for May 31, 2013 release.

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grifter - 2/22/2012, 5:13 PM
Didn't the joker kill him?
kooldeath - 2/22/2012, 5:17 PM
WOW .. I wasn't even interested in this movie and now it will just kick ass !! He needs to be a villain in a CBM.
RyanLantern77 - 2/22/2012, 5:18 PM
JeffBridges - 2/22/2012, 5:24 PM
This is the second time he's replaced Yoakom. He was supposed to play the bank manager in TDK.
MrPagBrewster - 2/22/2012, 5:24 PM
somebody came up with a theory of him being the black mask in tdkr, I would have loved that.
DEATHbyEXILE - 2/22/2012, 5:27 PM
ISleepNow - 2/22/2012, 5:29 PM
if I was a Lone Ranger fan I'd be very happy right now..
gaikinger - 2/22/2012, 5:40 PM
this guys makes anything better for having him in it....love this guy.
soforizo - 2/22/2012, 5:48 PM
Definitely an upgrade
nowtheresaBATman - 2/22/2012, 5:58 PM
He was great in HEAT. But of course that's why he got the role in TDK because Nolan was heavily influenced by that movie & it was his inspiration for TDK. Inception as well.
jf11mm - 2/22/2012, 6:11 PM
I like this guy he is a good actor i thought he was good in prison break and in the dark knight.
MrCameron - 2/22/2012, 6:20 PM
Who else thinks that Fichtner would make a good Norman Osborne in the Amazing Spider Man Sequel?
Mego - 2/22/2012, 6:27 PM
Good for him. He's one of those actors who gives it all and brings something unique to all his roles, even the small ones.
Mego - 2/22/2012, 6:29 PM
@Intruder Are you sure you just dont like Farrell and are biased? He was the strongest actor in Daredevil. If the rest of the movie was cast better, we probably would have 4 DD movies by now.
SageMode - 2/22/2012, 6:32 PM
He would've been a better Joker IMO
Iceman01 - 2/22/2012, 6:47 PM
This guy was awesome in prison break I bet he can pull off a western villain very well.
RunDTC - 2/22/2012, 6:53 PM
William Fichtner is one of my favorite actors. TDK, Heat, Armageddon, The Perfect Storm, Black Hawk Down, The Longest Yard, Crash, Blades of Glory, and Equilibrium.....wow, not a bad resume.
SotNatt - 2/22/2012, 6:55 PM

soberchimera - 2/22/2012, 7:01 PM
Jeez calm down people, Tom Wilkinson is playing the main villain. Fichter's just playing one of his henchmen. And Yoakam was going to play the role of Wuertz in TDK not the bank manager.
MAXQ1961 - 2/22/2012, 7:01 PM
He was awesome in Ultra Violet!
nowtheresaBATman - 2/22/2012, 7:14 PM
@Gusto "when heat was out...nolan hadn't put out a movie" No shit rita morono.

I was just basically saying "Heat" is one of Nolan's favorite movies. You can actually watch TDK & Inception & see the influence [Heat] had on Nolan's directing.

I happy you got a good laugh by totally not understanding my comment though! LMFAO

ClarkFarley2012 - 2/22/2012, 8:02 PM
This guy is badass. Loved him in Prison Break. He's my pick to play Mr. Sinster. He's just got that evil look to him.
SotNatt - 2/22/2012, 8:09 PM

Leave it to a Nolanite fanboy to make this article about Nolan. I know the desire to take him deep into your mouth and suck him hard is irresistible, but please, for the rest of us, keep it to yourself.
xizorkatarn - 2/22/2012, 9:11 PM
That's funny, he replaced the same guy in his tiny role in The Dark Knight. Looks like his whole career is now based on any roles Dwight Yoakam pulls out of!
Sanderman - 2/22/2012, 10:39 PM
great choice! this guy is awesome!
Growler - 2/23/2012, 12:25 AM
One of the best and most under-used character actors working today and by far the most engaging part of Drive Angry.
This film now has my interest whereas before this news I was in a 'meh' state of mind about it.
DDD - 2/23/2012, 12:34 AM


I'll certainly be watching this NOW!
DDD - 2/23/2012, 12:40 AM
FICHTNER would make a fantastic older JOKER.....

moneybanks - 2/23/2012, 1:14 AM
MAHONE!!!! Such a ledgend!!
113 - 2/23/2012, 1:50 AM
I had absolutely ZERO interest in this movie until I saw that Ruth Wilson would be in a major role (probably love interest i'd guess). Now its on my list of must-sees just for her alone. Something about her is mesmerizing.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/23/2012, 2:51 AM
I would have liked to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan but hell Fichtner is a great actor so im not going to whine!:)
orgasmicslug - 2/23/2012, 4:23 AM
Gotta say I've enjoyed every role I've seen him play, even if the movie/tv show sucked. I don't really know much about the lone ranger but I'm sure bill will do a good job at being the villain, he always does.
StrangerX - 2/23/2012, 4:51 AM
Who would have thought that the reason I would go see this movie is because of William Fichtner, and not Johnny Depp. I still would have liked him to have played Black Mask in TDKR.
plasticman - 2/23/2012, 6:18 AM
Fichtner is the only reason I watch The Longest Yard every Saturday morning. I wake up and look down towards the ground and think "Wow! That's a long yard! Why don't I watch William Fichtner beat the crap out of Adam Sandler?" Done! Saturday morning planned!

I agree with you guys, this gives me reason, as a Lone Ranger fan, to have hope in the direction they are going.

Gusto, didn't you get caught trying to show off your Lone Ranger gun to the neighborhood kids back in the fifties only to have parents take offense?
metroILman - 2/23/2012, 6:29 AM
William Fichtner as Butch Cavendish...I like it!

I was a kid when "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" hit theaters. Back then, I loved it. When I saw it again a few years ago, I hated it. I guess growing up does that to a person. Despite being a lousy movie, there were two standout performances: Jason Robards as President Ulysses S. Grant and Christopher Lloyd as Butch Cavendish. I liked the way Cavendish was portrayed as a former major in the Union Army who turned to a life of crime. He wasn't just some average Old West outlaw gang leader. He had brains and cunning. I'm curious to see what Fichtner will bring to the role.
CrowPirate1 - 2/23/2012, 9:01 AM
Thank GOD Dwight passed.. or he would have wanted to include a song somewhere in the freakin film!!!

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