IESB.net reports on a recent press presentation by Disney which focused on the iconic masked lawman of the old west:
...in the background the Lone Ranger logo appeared on the screen, but that's not all, the screen pulled up to reveal someone dressed in The Lone Ranger costume on a white horse and everything.
After the Lone Ranger left the stage, Dick Cook said Disney did not know just yet who would be playing the Lone Ranger, but he says they have had several candidates.
Just then, from behind, someone in full Jack Sparrow regalia came out onto the stage holding a nickel plated revolver and wearing the Lone Ranger black mask.
He removes the mask to reveal his true identity JOHNNY DEPP!!
The site later confirmed that Depp is on board 'The Lone Ranger' movie as Tonto, and not the lead character.
The film project was announced earlier this year, with 'Pirates of the Carribean' scribes Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio writing the screenplay and 'Pirates' producer Jerry Bruckheimer producing.