EW caught up with Johnny Depp this week and talked to the actor about his role as Tonto in The Long Ranger.
Directed by Gore Verbinski, the movie has seen little press since confirmation of the Disney backed movie was confirmed.
However, Depp did reveal that the look of Tonto with the bird-on-head design was inspired by ‘I Am Crow’, a painting by artist Kirby Sattler.
“[I] looked at the face of this warrior and thought: That’s it,” he said. “The stripes down the face and across the eyes. There’s this very wise quarter, a very tortured and hurt section, an angry and rageful section, and a very understanding and unique side.
“I saw these parts, almost like dissecting a brain, these slivers of the individual.”
The Lone Ranger also stars Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter. It will be released on May 31, 2013.