Well, after a long series of starts and stops due to budgetary concerns, it looks like Disney’s The Lone Ranger is finally underway, and this week we have the very first image to prove it. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Armie Hammer in the title role with Johnny Depp as Tonto, the movie obviously looks like it is going to be modeled after The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Johnny Depp’s costume in particular looks quite similar to Captain Jack Sparrow.
This photo was sent out by producer Jerry Bruckheimer via his Twitter account this morning. What do you think, does it look better or worse than you expected? The Lone Ranger also stars Helena Bonham Carter, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson and Barry Pepper, and it hits theatres on May 31st, 2013. Check out a slightly bigger version of the image after the jump and sound off in the comments below!