In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Johnny Depp revealed a few keen insights on his upcoming character in Disney's The Lone Ranger. While discussing the aesthetic properties of his vision of Tonto he elaborated that he will not be portraying a stereotype:
The whole reason I wanted to play Tonto is to try to [mess] around with the stereotype of the American Indian that has been laid out through history, or the history of cinema at the very least — especially Tonto as the sidekick, The Lone Ranger’s assistant. As you’ll see, it’s most definitely not that.
How Depp plans on emasculating Armie Hammer's Ranger is beyond me, but I look forward to the passive-aggressive mind games next May.