Johnny Depp steals the show in 1st trailer for The Lone Ranger

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

Back in July, a select few got to glimpse the first footage from Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger at San Diego Comic-Con. Now the first trailer for the flick has hit the 'net for all to see ... and the title character's not really around all that much.

As with the Comic-Con footage, the trailer opens with ominous voice-over (by Tom Wilkinson) about some mysterious power "that makes emperors and kings look like fools." Then the action kicks in, and while we do see Armie Hammer make his way into frame as the Lone Ranger once or twice, Johnny Depp's Tonto mostly steals the show, particularly when you realize he's the only one of the two leads who gets a line in this thing.

Check it out:

It still doesn't give us much of an idea of what the flick's about, but it is a nice cluster of visuals, and it's got that Johnny-Depp-being-weird vibe that's sold so many movie tickets for Disney in the past. And hey, did you catch Helena Bonham Carter in there?

Here's the official synopsis from Disney:

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice--taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

The Lone Ranger hits theaters next summer.