This film marks the fourth Disney film to receive a PG-13 rating under the Disney banner in the United States. The first was Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (not counting its sequels as they are of its own franchise), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and John Carter.
This is the first version of The Lone Ranger to be released in IMAX, as well as the first to receive a PG-13 rating.
This is the first version of "The Lone Ranger" in any medium in which the actor playing Tonto receives top billing.
The first film that cinematographer Bojan Bazelli has shot with anamorphic lenses since Body Snatchers, nearly 20 years earlier.
It is the first time that the Jerry Bruckheimer Logo has created a railroad on the logo instead of an asphalt road, as seen in the trailer.
Tonto means "fool" in Spanish, so in Spain the character is named Toro, which means "bull".
The original Lone Ranger radio serials led to a spin-off radio serial, The Green Hornet, in which the title character's alter ego, Britt Reid, was the great nephew of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. Tom Wilkinson appeared in the remake of The Green Hornet, and will also appear in this remake of the Lone Ranger.
The makeup/costume that Johnny Depp wears in the movie was inspired by Native American Artist Kirby Sattler's painting "I AM CROW".
Jessica Chastain and Abbie Cornish were considered for the role of Rebecca Reid, but lost to Ruth Wilson.
Andrea Riseborough and Sarah Gadon had auditioned for a role.
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