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The Lone Ranger: 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know

25 The Lone Ranger This August sees the cinematic return of The Lone Ranger as Jerry Bruckheimer's big budget re-imagining shoots onto the big screen faster than a speeding silver bullet. Starring The Social Network's Armie Hammer as the titular hero and rent-a-weirdo Johnny Depp as Spiritual Warrior Tonto, the film traces the history of how former Texas Ranger John Reid is transformed from a mere man into the legendary mask wearing law man. Costing Disney a quarter of a billion dollars to make, The Lone Ranger movie has a heck of a long way to go to make its money back but with the stellar cast that also includes Helena Bonham Carter, William Fitchner and James Badge Dale it is sure to be a massive success. Let's not forget that the film's director Gore Verbinski knows a thing or two about making tons of money for Disney (the original Pirates triples its $140 million dollar budget) so the property is in very safe hands. But how much do you actually know about the character of The Lone Ranger? Who is he and where does he come from? And who's the Indian dude following him around? Cowboys and Indians can't be friends, right? WhatCulture takes a look back over the almost hundred year history of The Lone Ranger and brings you 9 interesting little facts that you may not know.
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