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In a junket interview with Yahoo UK/Ireland, "Lone Ranger" stars Johnny Depp and
"I think the reviews were probably written when they heard that Gore and Jerry and I were going to do 'The Lone Ranger,'" Depp said of the $250-million production, which has grossed just $177 million worldwide to date. "I think that Gore made a very brave film."
Hammer shared Depp's sentiments, even as an off-camera handler, coughing conspicuously, is apparently trying to get him to talk about something else. "They've been gunning for our movie since it was shut down the first time," Hammer said of Disney's effort to hold the film's budget down by postponing production.
"I think that’s probably when most of the critics wrote their initial reviews,” Hammer said, perhaps unaware of the fact that most reviewers turn in their notices about 12 seconds before deadline.