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Johnny Gets What Johnny Wants! Disney Saves The Lone Ranger!

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 Disney Saves The Lone Ranger!!

Today, Disney is the hero!

Following the fate of Johnny Depp's pet project The Lone Ranger has been an emotional roller coaster! We can only imagine what it has been like for him!

Okay, here's the recap:

Last month The Lone Ranger got the axe due to budgetary issues AND because of Cowboys & Aliens' lackluster success.

Then, director Gore Verbinski tried to keep the movie alive by cutting the budget, and star Johnny Depp even said he'd be willing to fund the movie himself…but only with Verbinski onboard. Sweet right?

But now all of that "out of your own pocket" nonsense is over! Disney made the necessary budget cuts needed to put the endangered pic back on track.

Our source says,

"the studio is likely to have everything resolved by next week, and can start rehiring crew so that the picture will be ready to begin production in January or February. How that late start impacts the December 21, 2012 release date remains to be seen."

From what we hear, the cuts were taken from Depp, Verbinski, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer's deals and cutting the length of the shoot.

It's been a wild ride, but it looks like everything is coming together.

R U excited that The Lone Ranger is finally getting made??

[Image via WENN.]

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9 comments to “Johnny Gets What Johnny Wants! Disney Saves The Lone Ranger!”

  1. ONIT says – reply to this


    You do know that Disney is teh ine who axed the movie. I'd hardly call Disney a hero. They simply axed it to put pressure on others to do budget cuts.

  2. sxy says – reply to this


    It was all a publicty stunt lol so I guess old Tonto rides again. Spray tan and all to stick it to the public again lol no pun intended but I am sure there will be some extra hanging out in the trailers with the disney movies there always is last time it was a mermaid maybe this time a mystical wolf. I will save my ten bucks and wait for the fallout.

  3. 3

    I was just reading old stories on this website and I think it's funny how much people like this guy. I don't think there's something wrong with him, but to give Brad and Angelina crap for something that happened 6 years ago is just wrong. It wasn't even confirmed but people like to think the worst. Johnny says that Roman Polanski is not a predator. He also calls America dumb. Pretty funny stuff.

  4. 4

    Good for them YAY I can't wait to see this movie I hope it will be a great movie because anything Johnny Depp does is great.

  5. 5

    This was a project that Johnny really wanted to do - and one way or another, the Lone Ranger would have been made. Disney just realise it's better for them to make ship-loads of money than for some other company to benefit. And if Johnny Depp has a large input in the story, then it's going to be good…very, very, good. He seems to have an instinct for what appeals to the movie-going public; not to mention the effect he has on women! I'm happy Disney have seen sense, and look forward to this film coming to the cinema..:)

  6. 6

    depp is the man

  7. sxy says – reply to this


    Re: thetruth100 – bingo now you are seeing it but no one else does.

  8. 8

    Don't really give a damn ’bout this movie.

  9. 9