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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Depp’s Tonto doesn’t look too bad I will have to wait and see his portrayal of the character but I really miss the blue ranger shirt. The suit is not too bad, I will have to hold off on an opinion until I see the film.

  2. I’m very sure that this will not be the final “look”!
    Disney is going to give a nod to all those pirate movies… that made them tons of money… and then try to get a “three pack” from this franchise.
    (However… Johnny did do “Deadman”)
    I am certain that the Lone Ranger will look a lot more like we are used to… in time.
    And Tonto too.
    (Hopefully before the end of the movie.)

  3. I’d take the bird off Tonto’s head and I’m not sure what’s around the Ranger’s neck but it doesn’t really look like the usual neckerchief. Otherwise, I don’t have any problems with it.

  4. Tonto lives up to his name, which is all kinds of messed up…

    One, if not the 1st aboriginal superheroes of his time, name they went with? Idiot in Spanish, brilliant!

  5. I have no problem with the black broadcloth suit. It’s rather authentic. I always thought Clayton Moore’s blue pajamas were ridiculous. Nobody wore pale blue pajamas in the old West. I always suspected the color and the cloth were selected to look good under the early television cameras, not for authenticity. About Tonto, though, are the white streaks on his face war paint, or is that bird on his head a live bird?

  6. I half suspect Depp put that bird on as a joke. “Surely, someone will at least ask me about putting this bird on my head.”

    And every single person on set thinking, “That bird looks weird, but it IS Johnny Depp…”

  7. I have so many words or ridicule and scorn that I could hurl but they’re just so overwhelming I can’t do it.

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