This is Johnny Depp as you’ve never seen him before, transformed into virtual form for a new Disney video game that will see the studio’s most iconic characters come face-to-face on screen for the first time.
In fact, Johnny appears not once, but twice – as Tonto from The Lone Ranger and Jack Sparrow from Pirates Of The Caribbean – in Disney Infinity out today.
The game cherry-picks Disney’s best-loved movies to pull out playable characters that interact with each other. It’s a big gamble by the entertainment giant but could prove immensely lucrative as it requires players to buy a starter pack and collect plastic figures costing £12.99 each (see our review ).
Available on consoles and iPad, for now, Infinity concentrates largely on Pixar creations, such as The Incredibles, Cars and Monsters University, but could eventually include hundreds of characters from Disney’s 90-year history, and possibly even Star Wars, raising the bizarre prospect of Mickey Mouse meeting Darth Vader in a lightsaber battle.
Smarting from the box office failure of “The Lone Ranger“, Johnny suggests that the movie’s performance was hobbled by unfair expectations and bad reviews, many of which were drafted before its US opening last month.
“I think the reviews were written seven to eight months before we released the film,” Johnny claimed. “[The critics] had expectations that it must be a blockbuster. I don’t have any expectations of that. I never do.”
The Lone Ranger stars Armie Hammer as the resolute Texas lawman and Depp as Tonto, his Comanche spirit guide. Budgeted at $225m, the film suffered a tortuous production process and met with largely scathing reviews on its release in the US. Industry experts predict that the Disney picture may end up losing $150m.
Producers Jerry Bruckheimer and others in the film supported Depp’s complaints:
“I think they were reviewing the budget, not reviewing the movie,” Bruckheimer told Yahoo UK and Ireland. “It’s unfortunate, because the movie is a terrific movie, it’s a great epic film, it has a lot of humour. It’s one of those movies that whatever the critics missed in it this time, they’ll review it in a few years and see that they made a mistake.”
Alright, I received many many e-mails from Johnny fans complaining about the critics on Johnny’s latest movie “The Lone Ranger“. Some people say that Johnny’s standing as an A-list actor is in danger.
“The pitiful opening box office for Depp’s latest film is only the latest disappointment for the actor. Is it time to re-evaluate his status as one of Hollywood’s golden gods?” wrote The Daily Beast.
I can’t answer all of your e-mails telling you what I think about it and whether Johnny’s career is in danger. I don’t believe the latter is entitled. Johnny is known as one of the most popular and talented Hollywood actors of all. I also loved his appearance as Tonto in “The Lone Ranger”. That’s why I published this post, to briefly let you know what I think and to let Johnny fans comment about it under this thread. Enjoy it!
Johnny Depp has joked a horse planned to attack him while filming his latest movie. The actor had a scary experience while filming his latest movie when he narrowly avoided getting trampled by a horse. The star thinks the animal might have had its sights set on him all along.
“I think the horse had it in for me!” he laughed to the UK edition of OK! magazine.
“I saw everything very clearly, which was the horse’s incredibly muscular front legs moving at an obviously very dangerous speed, and I was still holding on to the mane like an idiot trying to get back up. So it’s like one must make a decision, do I go down, do I hit the deck on my own, or do I wait for a hoof to split my face in two? So I chose both, to fall on my own.”
A lot of people are worried and feeling slightly uneasy at the thought of Johnny Depp — regardless of his acting chops and charisma — playing a Native American without actually being one (check him out above)!
Though, to be fair, he IS an honorary member of the Comanche tribe.
And Armie Hammer (AKA The Lone Ranger himself) says that it’s totally cool because he talked to a few Native Americans and they said they were fine with it!
Honestly, if we were a Native American actor and had to watch a tailored-role go to a famous white guy, we might be a little upset too (on top of whether or not Depp’s portrayal is actually offensive!)! Here’s what he said about it being white people who actually have the problem with Tonto:
“They were nothing but excited about it. They loved it — they’re thrilled. It’s so funny, because every Native American we talked to was like, ‘This is awesome! I’m so excited.’ And every white person we talked to was like, ‘How dare you cast a non-Native American?’ It’s like, the white people are the one who have the problem, but the Indians — the Native Americans — are like, ‘This is great. We love it.'”
I uploaded 10 LQ pictures of Johnny during the “Lone Ranger” Fan Event and Global Trailer Launch in Las Vegas on April 17. Enjoy!
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Finally, the new trailer for Johnny’s upcoming movie “The Lone Ranger” was revealed. Check it out!
I found a new poster for Johnny’s upcoming movie “The Lone Ranger“. This is my favorite poster so far. Feel free to check it out.
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Johnny Depp is bringing “The Lone Ranger” to Las Vegas during CinemaCon next month.
Disney announced last week that Johnny, co-star Armie Hammer, director Gore Verbinski, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will discuss the movie on April 17 after showing 20 minutes of exclusive footage to 400 fans at the convention.
Can’t make it to Vegas? They will be live streaming the event on Yahoo Movies and Livestream. Fans around the world can also submit questions through Twitter using the hashtag #LoneRanger for the event.
The Q & A session will take place at the AMC Town Square 18 in Las Vegas at 1 p.m. PT.
I finally managed to upload the three posters and covers for Johnny’s upcoming movie “The Lone Ranger” in high quality, including the latest one. Feel free to check them out.
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