In Disney Future with Johnny Depp
Below, you can find the two previous reports posted earlier today with links to the original stories for anyone who wants to continue commenting there:
During Disney's preview today in Hollywood, the studio questioned who could possibly play the titular character in its upcoming feature The Lone Ranger.
With that, Disney rolled out the USC marching band to come down and play the Ranger's theme song. This was followed by an appearance by Depp himself who took to the stage in full Captain Jack Sparrow attire...wearing The Lone Ranger's mask.
According to our Disney reps, Depp is officially signed to play Tonto and not the Lone Ranger as initially implied.
The Lone Ranger, said to be an origin story, is written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.
Disney officially announced today that Johnny Depp will star as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
It was also revealed Burton is shooting the film in 3-D.
The film is based, naturally, on the Lewis Carroll classic "Alice in Wonderland," and will combine performance-capture imagery, similar to Robert Zemeckis' Beowulf, with live-action footage.
Depp is joining previously cast actors Mia Wasikowska (as Alice) and Matt Lucas. Disney has set a release date of March 5, 2010.
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