December 2012 continues to pile up a host of new anticipated releases with the latest insertion becoming Walt Disney Pictures' The Lone Ranger. The studio that Walt and Mickey built so long ago has set up a December 21, 2012 premiere for their western adventure will star Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title character.
The new date means it will be coming out the weekend after The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Dec 14) and on the same day as Life of Pi. Studios are also planning to set Zack Snyder's Man of Steel into this month somewhere while there have been rumors that J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel could make its debut on the final month of 2012. As Maniacs know, Warner Bros. recently took the Trek tale out of its summer 2012 line-up.
Plot Concept: Based on the classic property, which launched as a radio serial in the 1930s, this revision will be centering on Depp's Tonto character rather than the famed Lone Ranger (Hammer). Director Gore Verbinski has described it as "It's sort of 'Don Quixote' told from Sancho Panza's point of view,"
The Lone Ranger rides into theaters December 21, 2012.