Johnny Depp to star in 'Lone Ranger,' 'Alice in Wonderland'

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Johnny Depp will play the sidekick role of Tonto  in The Lone Ranger and the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, it was announced today at the conclusion of The Walt Disney Studios Showcase in Hollywood. Depp himself made the announcement, emerging onto the Kodak Theater stage in full Capt. Jack Sparrow regalia, as the USC marching band played the Lone Ranger theme. He then engaged in a bit of Jack Sparrow shtick with studio chairman Dick Cook, confirming he’ll star in Jerry Bruckheimer’s production of The Lone Ranger and — as EW.com reported in August — the Mad Hatter in director Tim Burton’s planned movie adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Mysteriously, Cook also hinted at a "third" role for Depp, perhaps a nod to a possible fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Look for more on the Disney event tomorrow on PopWatch. (With reporting by John Young)


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  • RIchard

    Any more info on a Depp/Burton take on Dark Shadows?

  • ElectAPromQueen? (maybe not)

    Depp as the Mad Hatter? Ok. A Must see. Would also like to see Tom Petty make a cameo in the film, LOL!

  • Nathan

    What a resume this guy’s put together, we’re starting to get to biggest star ever territory!

  • Jen80

    Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Alice in Wonderland–this is going to be so freakin awesome!!!

  • Jasper

    The Mad Hatter thing could be good but Alice would be the key role and that will make all the difference. Is Elle Fanning available? What about Depp being the Riddler in the next Batman. Is that true?

  • Jasper

    Oh and I love Johnny but no more Pirates!!! That last one killed it!

  • Marv

    Tonto??????? The role of the Lone Ranger maybe…although Depp has never really played a heroic figure before…but Tonto???? Shouldn’t that role go to a Native American actor???? I think that’s kind of insulting…especially for Disney. The original role was portrayed by native American Jay Silverheels.

  • Bree

    Marv — Johnny is part Native American, fyi

  • Batman

    Johny Depp=The Joker

  • To Marv

    Johnny is part Cherokee….do your research.

  • sean

    JERRY BRUCKHEIMER, JOHNNY DEPP, AND GEOFFREY RUSH!, BRING ON PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4: THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH MAY 2011, PLEASE RUSH ON BY HERE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!=), BECAUSE I CAN’T TO SEE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4, IT’S THE MOVIE I’M ANTICIPATING TO SEE THE MOST OUT OF LIKE 12 OR MORE OTHER MOVIES ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THAT COME OUT IN THE FAR FUTURE AS WELL AS PIRATES 4!!!!!!!!…

  • SEAN

    PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4: THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH WILL OFFICIALLY BE RELEASED TO THEATERS ON MAY 20TH, 2011 FRIDAY!!!.

  • sean

    964 days until pirates of the caribbean 4 !!!.

  • sean

    comingsoon.et has confirmed that pirates of the caribbean 4 will be released to theaters on may 20th, 2011 friday!=).

  • sean

    sorry!, i ment comingsoon.net. not comingsoon.et!.

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