Armie Hammer stopped by the Jay Leno show tonight and brought with him the trailer for Disney's new "Lone Ranger" movie, in which he plays the title role opposite "real star" Johnny Depp as Tonto. You might recall that the script and budget for this were considered such a disaster-in-waiting that the whole thing was scrapped for awhile, but they decided it was too big to fail and threw more money at it.
E! has the online version of it (there's no embedable version yet) in case you want to see what America's 50-and-over sports bar patrons will be sputtering with outrage about tomorrow afternoon. (Seriously, the only interesting thing about this will be the innevitable spectacle of older dudes who would never be considered "geeks" of any kind freaking the fuck out about Depp's Tonto costume, the lack of the William Tell Overture in the trailer, etc.)
The movie, though? Wow... does this look horrible; and Depp being the clear focus of the trailer means they've already decided to pre-Jack Sparrow the production which is probably a mistake. I'm getting the sense, perhaps too optimistically, that this could wind up being a major dud for Disney (it's being positioned as their big 2013 July 4th movie) as the tidal wave of "we're sick of this shit now!" that should've hit the fourth POTC movie finally catches up with the Depp/Verbinski cash machine - when it hits, it'll be competing with both "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" having already opened.