Armie Hammer Compares His Take On THE LONE RANGER To Batman And Spider-Man
We've heard an awful lot about the problems which initially surrounded the production of Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, so it's refreshing to now get some insight from star Armie Hammer on his take on the iconic character. In the latest issue of Empire Magazine, he reveals that his take on the iconic lawman shares some notable similarities with Batman, and to a lesser extent, Spider-Man. Be sure to pick up the latest issue of the publication to read more of his and Verbinski's comments on the project, and sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
We're still quite a long way from actually seeing Armie Hammer's take on 'The Lone Ranger' in the Disney remake, but the actor talks here about the similarities between his interpretation of the character and superheroes like Batman and Spider-Man. "There's a little of the Dark Knight in him..."
"It's the rock 'n' roll Lone Ranger, actually. Our take is darker and more complex, more action-packed and more badass than the old TV show. It's a 21st century version of the character you know. There's a little of the Dark Knight in him. There's less moral ambiguity, but there are definite similarities. They're both vigilantes who feel they have to wear a mask to serve justice because the people who are supposed to be doing it aren't. I think The Lone Ranger will always resonate with people as a seeker of justice in the same way Spider-Man or Batman does. And I think we're doing a great job of making the character accessible to everyone, from the seven year old kid who brings his cap gun to the theatre to the 80 year olds who remember the original radio show."
"The Lone Ranger" is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
Armie Hammer as John Reid, the Lone Ranger
Johnny Depp as Tonto
William Fichtner as Butch Cavendish
Ruth Wilson as Rebecca Reid
James Badge Dale as Dan Reid
Tom Wilkinson as Latham Cole
Barry Pepper as Captain Jay Fuller
Helena Bonham Carter as Red
Mason Cook as Will
RELEASE DATE: May 31st, 2013.
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