Johnny Depp Isn't Signed On For Possible LONE RANGER Sequels, But Armie Hammer Is
Armie Hammer (John Reid) and Ruth Wilson (Rebecca Reid) have confirmed that they've both signed a three-picture deal for The Lone Ranger, but surprisingly, Johnny Depp (Tonto) says that his contract was a "one-shot deal".
In this day and age, it's hardly a surprise when the stars of a major blockbuster would be contracted to return for another film or two. Speaking with E! Online, The Lone Ranger star Armie Hammer confirms that he's signed on for a couple more films as the iconic character. "But we'll see. It all kind of depends on this one." Ruth Wilson (who plays Rebecca Reid in the Disney action western) also signed the three-picture deal. "I'm signed for three. So if there is another one, it would be lovely to be in it but you never know. Hopefully, fingers crossed."
Surprisingly, the actor who didn't sign the multi-film contract was Johnny Depp (Tonto), whose name has headlined the movie's marketing. "I think it was a one-shot deal," the actor said. However, he says that he'd definitely be game for another Lone Ranger film if it was greenlit. "If they started talking sequel on this I'd be ready to go in a second." Of course, Depp is already headlining another Disney franchise in Pirates Of The Caribbean, with the fifth installment heading to theaters July 10th, 2015.
Of course, a sequel to The Lone Ranger is far from confirmed. Many have predicted that the film would be one of the year's biggest box office disappointments, due to its troubled production, $250M or so budget and Disney's recent track record with megablockbusters (specifically last year's John Carter, which also had a $250M budget). However, it's possible that it could be a very pleasant surprise and could kick off yet another franchise for the studio. After all, many expected World War Z to be a flop, but it did so well in its opening weekend, a sequel is now in development. Do you want to see a sequel to The Lone Ranger?
The Lone Ranger stars Armie Hammer, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Ruth Wilson, Tom Wilkinson and William Fichtner. The film is set to hit theaters July 3rd.
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