Johnny Depp is Tonto in Lone Ranger Remake....

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  1. Tekkaman Blade

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    I wonder who will play the Lone Ranger?
     
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    Creativity in Hollywood really IS dead, isn't it?
     
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    Not completely, but it seems to be headed that way, why not at least try to cast an actual american indian first. They should be looking at the dynamite comics version to see how to do this movie right.
     
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    actually, Depp is part Cherokee. that aside, i don't see it though, nothing about his look or the way he acts in any of his movies makes me think Tonto
     
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    Maybe they will do something similar makeup wise to what they did to Robert Downy Jr in Tropic Thunder.
     
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    Fairly certain Depp is half Cherokee.
     
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    With the news of a remake of My Fair Lady starring Kiera Knightley and either Brad Pitt or George Clooney, I'd say that creativity in Hollywood is not only dead, but it's been dug up and violated so many times it's fallen apart.
     
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    That maybe true, but looking at him he doesn't look the part in my mind. I've probably been reading too many issues of the recent comics where Tonto is a Bad Ass. He's really muscular, and looks like some one you don't want to piss off. If you haven't read the dynamite comic version you should. Best version I've seen in a long time. They should base the entire movie off that comic.

    http://www.bluecorncomics.com/pics/tonto2.jpg[​IMG]
     
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    he also just signed on for pirates 4 according to what i hear on local radio
     
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    You people are insane. Depp is one of the most versatile actors of our generation. He can, and WILL pull it off.
     
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    Should I care that the whole movie is likely to offend Native Americans? Probably not.
     
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    Dude, every white boy on the planet is part Cherokee.

    I'm half-Navajo and I'm not even half offended. Now, if Carlos Mencia were involved...
     
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    Agreed. Casting him as Tonto is no more odd than casting him as Captain Jack Sparrow or Willy Wonka or any of the other roles he's done and he's pulled them all off VERY well.
     
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    To all that doubt Depp's ability, how is this any worse than making Wilson Fisk and Nick Fury black? It all comes down to the actor's skillz... of which Depp has more than enuff to payz teh billz...

    Depp is fine as Tonto, savvy?
     
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    He's the dude playing the dude disguised as another dude!

    Nick Fury was black in the comics, in an odd bout of life imitates art imitates life, the comic version was based of Samuel L. who was the obvious choice to cast as the movie version.

    I have no doubts Depp can act, I thought he created a character for the ages in Jack Sparrow, however, he just doesn't look the part.
     
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    Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, 21 Jump Street guy. Tonto can be added to that list easy.
     
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    Depp played an Indian in The Brave (he also directed). The movie didn’t go over well at Cannes and never came out in theaters.

    Not saying he can't pull this off because of that, saying this wont be the first time playing Native American.
     

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