Disney unveils 'Lone Ranger' trailer at Comic-Con
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2011 file photo, Johnny Depp, a cast member in the film "The Rum Diary," poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. In San Diego, fans at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 12, 2012, got the first look at "The Lone Ranger," which stars Depp, set for release next summer. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
SAN DIEGO - Johnny Depp made a splash at Comic-Con, and he wasn't even there.
About 6,000 fans at the San Diego Convention Center Thursday got the first look at "The Lone Ranger," which stars Depp as Tonto.
He wears long hair and full-face makeup to portray the Lone Ranger's Native American companion. The brief clip hinted at the character's craftiness, with one scene showing him riding beneath a speeding train. It also offered a peek at Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Helena Bonham Carter as a dame of interest, amid a backdrop of trains crossing the Western desert. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the film.
Disney unveiled the footage at the conclusion of its panel presentation that included glimpses of Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and the video-game romp "Wreck-It Ralph," which features the voices of Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly.
"The Lone Ranger" is directed by Gore Verbinski, who worked with Depp on the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films and the animated "Rango." It is set for release next summer.
Comic-Con continues through Sunday.