What we’ve got so far screenplay-wise is really great, really funny.
Tonto is a Native American, and Johnny said the following about playing the character:
I always felt Native Americans were badly portrayed in Hollywood films over the decades. It’s a real opportunity for me to give a salute to them. Tonto was a sidekick in all the Lone Ranger series. [This film] is a very different approach to that partnership. And a funny one I think.
Now if only we knew who was going to play the Lone Ranger!