When the awesome Dwight Yoakam had to drop out of the villain role in the upcoming “The Lone Ranger,” we wondered who and how they would be able to fill in that gap. He has a particular screen presence that few can fill. But it seems we forgot about William Fucking Fichtner.
But director Gore Verbinski and Disney haven’t as they wisely tapped the excellent character actor to take over the role and square off against Johnny Depp in the film. Awesome. Fichtner — who has worked with a pretty wide berth of Hollywood — has never crossed paths with Depp, but he couldn’t ask for a better project to do it with it. He’ll be taking the meaty villain role of Butch Cavendish (played by Glenn Strange in the tv show), who leads a band of baddies across the West killing and stealing, with The Lone Ranger (Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Depp) set to stop them.
And that’s not all. Once Fichtner is done bringing his brand of badass to “The Lone Ranger,” he’ll bring his talent behind camera to make his directorial debut, “Coldbrook.” Looks like there is even more to look forward to from one of our fave character actors. [Deadline]