The Lone Ranger: Will You Watch It?

Disney is giving eager fans a sneak peek of its highly anticipated film, The Lone Ranger, by releasing its first trailer on Thursday.

The action-packed Western – starring Johnny Depp, 49, as Tonto, and Armie Hammer, 26, as the title character – doesn’t hit theaters until July 2013, but it has been in the works since 2002.

Armie Hammer Will Play the Lone Ranger Alongside Johnny Depp

Armie Hammer will play the masked crusader in Disney’s version of The Lone Ranger, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Joining Hammer in the saddle will be Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto.

But don’t expect it to be a similar partnership to the one in the classic Western TV series.