First images of Johnny Depp as Gore Verbinski’s RANGO

We’ve waited a long time to see images of Johnny Depp as the title character in Gore Verbinski’s first animated film, Rango, but the wait is finally over! A poster showing the Rango character was released today: our image only shows the chameleon from the neck up, so be sure to CLICK HERE to see Rango in all his glory–you wouldn’t want to miss that Hawaiian shirt! “This ‘chameleon with an identity crisis’ becomes a hero in a small Western town,” says USA Today, which features the poster in their Monday Life section. According to, a new trailer for Rango will be released tomorrow, June 29th. We’ll be watching!

Alex Billington of has already seen a bit of Rango and gives it an enthusiastic thumbs up: “Earlier today I visited Verbinski’s offices in Burbank for a special introduction to Rango. We got to see a few early scenes from the movie and a teaser trailer (which hits tomorrow) and it looks really, really good,” Billington reports. “Rango is just one of many funky characters you’ll meet in this fun animated western.”

The Zone thanks Marijose, AnaMaria, and Theresa for breaking the news; you can read much more about Rango on the Zone’s News & Views forum.