Ryan Gosling to play the Lone Ranger?
April 18th, 2011
01:42 PM ET

Ryan Gosling to play the Lone Ranger?

Who was that masked man? It could be Ryan Gosling, now that the actor is in talks to play the title role in "The Lone Ranger."

According to The Wrap, Gosling is being eyed to join director Gore Verbinski's ("The Pirates of the Caribbean") reboot about the fictional masked Texas Ranger, his white stallion and his sidekick Tonto, to be played by Johnny Depp.

Originally a 1930s radio series, "The Lone Ranger" spawned several films and a popular TV series that ran from 1949-1957.

Gosling, however, might not be ready to saddle up and shout "Hi-ho, Silver" just yet: The busy actor has already committed to star as Logan in "Logan's Run," which is set to begin production this fall, and may not be available for Verbinski's project.

"The Lone Ranger" is scheduled to trot into theaters in 2014.

Do you think Gosling and Depp would make a good on-screen team?

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  1. Fibialawerence

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  2. devamma

    Ryan gosling is adorable and hilarious! and seems like so much fun, further proven by this ellen degeneres video – http://shrt.fm/gOagoW – really, can he get any better?

    April 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ivan Bial

    Ryan Gosling is to small to play the lone ranger.

    April 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kanye

    Why dont they rename the movie Dumb and Dumber III ?

    April 19, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Sonny

    I would not like to see Ryan Gosling and Johnny Depp paired in this movie....in the picture above, Ryan looks wimpy and Johnny Depp is too type-cast as a idiotic pirate....and he is too strong a personality to take a b ackseat to the Ranger. You would have to rename the film, "Tonto and his sidekick the Lone Ranger"... I would choose a stronger (in looks and charisma) Lone Ranger and an American Indian to play the Indian...now there's an original idea!!!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. Wendy

    I like it!!!!! Ryan Gosling would make an awesome Lone Ranger and with Johnny Depp as Tonto, a HUGE hit for sure!!!!!

    April 19, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. big

    Gyllenhaal? Goslin? #he guy playing Thor? there are no men left in Hollywood

    April 19, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. Aimee

    Ryan Gosling is Hot!! He is also a terrific actor and would be great in this role!

    April 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kim

    There must not be one originalty bone left in the movie business how many of these lousy remake are the going to keep making no one brother to go see them there is no creativity left none just bitters and leeches off of very very very old ideals I dont watch this crap even when it comes to bootleg dvd at cut rate prices. What a joke the lone ranger toooo stupid

    April 18, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Peace

    Opps! Long, not lond. Love the shores of lk mi, too, btw !

    April 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Peace

    What a blast from the past, I remember the crying Indian, too ! @ banasy, They played that commercial that lond in your area? Wow, long time!

    April 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    @Evel: LMAO! That commercial played in my area until about 2 years ago! That's how long it took them to clean up th shore of Lake Michigan.

    April 18, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. @wild stallions

    i got a dang headache. we will sure be happy when pollen season is over. maybe it will be autumn soon.

    April 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Superhiro

    Another remake? Interesting... No, wait, the opposite of that. Tedious.

    April 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jack Cornhole

    His real name is Ryan Gobbling.

    April 18, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. o

    Ryan Gosling is skilled in the art of swallowing wieners.

    April 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Pronto rides again

    So who will play his drunken indian gay sidekick, Pronto?

    April 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. M@!

    Waiting for jd to comment on this one...

    April 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |

    The Lone Ranger and Tonto were the first openly gay characters on television. They should be celebrated as pioneers ingay tv.

    April 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. LL

    Excited to hear that they're remaking "Logan's Run"!

    I think the pairing for the Lone Ranger and Tonto will be good, but there'll be controversy (again) because of Tonto. I think Depp would do a great job though! Fingers crossed...

    April 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

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