will take up the mask of 'The Lone Ranger' in Gore Verbinski's big screen adaptation, he joins Johnny Depp who will be Tonto.
While details differ, the basic story of the origin of the Lone Ranger is the same in most versions of the franchise. Six Texas Rangers are ambushed by a band of outlaws led by Cavendish. Later, a Native American named Tonto stumbles on the scene and recognizes the lone survivor, Reid, as the man who had saved his life some time in the past.
He nurses Reid back to health. The two men dig six graves for Reid's comrades, among them Reid's brother, and Reid fashions a black mask using material from his brother's vest to conceal his identity, so that Cavendish will think there were no survivors. Even after the Cavendish gang is brought to justice, Reid continues to fight evil under the guise of the Lone Ranger.