Check out first look image of Johnny Depp as Tonto in the upcoming Lone Ranger movie

Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have revealed an early look at The Lone Ranger, which features Johnny Depp in full make-up as Tonto, and Armie Hammer as the namesake masked lawman.

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, an adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and man of the law John Reid (Armie Hammer) are opposites brought together by fate and must join forces to battle greed and corruption.

The Lone Ranger hits theaters on May 31, 2013, starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

Photo: Peter Mountain © 2012 Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer, Inc.