Jerry Bruckheimer Wants ‘Lone Ranger’ Sequel

Jerry Bruckheimer would like the Lone Ranger to ride again, positioning the new Johnny Depp starrer as a franchise starter.

“Hopefully, the Lone Ranger will continue,” the producer said Sunday at the Produced By conference on the Fox lot.

The Disney tentpole, starring Depp and Armie Hammer, opens July 3. Disney-based Bruckheimer, who is now prepping a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” for the studio, said that the box office performance will be the determing factor.

“It’s always up to the audience,” he noted. “If the audience likes the movie then Disney will come to me and we’ll make another or it will be a one off.”

Bruckheimer also said he’s still continuing work on a “Top Gun” sequel, noting that Tom Cruise is still known as “Maverick” by many fans

“As long as he keeps his enthusiasm, hopefully we can get it made,” Bruckheimer added.

The prolific Bruckheimer counseled the audience to work hard and believe in themselves. “Tenacity is what got me here,” he added.

Bruckheimer also told the crowd that he remains fearful of how his films will play, adding, “What hangs in your mind is that you can fail.”

He concluded by saying that he doesn’t plans on leaving the business soon but added, “At some point, it’s going to give me up.”

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  1. American Indians in Film & Television (AIFT) has commented and stands by it’s position. We would have hoped that with as many talented Native actors available, Johnny Depp would have chosen to play the “Lone Ranger” character instead of “Tonto”. Depriving Native actors who have a dire 99% unemployment rate, is not in our eyes a way of honoring us or our iconic image. For Jerry Bruckheimer to be even talking about a sequel is totally putting his “ego” before the horse as they say. Native people and the general public will determine if his presentation warrants a sequel, and it is too early to allude to that. We (AIFT) take a wait and see attitude, even though we have been outspoken. We are thankful that the production hired some Native background and stunt people, along with some Tribal locations, but that is as far as our kudos can reach at this point.

  2. Wichita71 says:

    Isn’t that putting the cart before the horse? How about let the first movie come out and see how it performs before planning a sequel? It looks stupid anyway. It’ll probably bomb at the box office anyway.

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