Despite Disney's attempt to draw in its audience by using Depp, I think
they really missed an opportunity to use some really great Native American
actors for this story. Wes Studi, normally cast as a villain, would have done a
superb job. To use Johnny Depp here smack of the questioning of the ability for
any Native American Indian to be able to accomplish this role. Disney might as
well have had Burt Reynolds (Navajo Joe) play the Indian.Although I
love Hammer from his 2081 appearance, Depp as an Indian? no thanks....
Johnny Depp has a Cherokee heritage.
You can tell from the previews it looks like Pirates of the Caribbean in the old
West.Throw in some some themes similar to Batman & boom there is
this movie in a nutshell.
Re: Kit2350Johnny Depps' Indian heritage is 1/2048 Powhatan
Native American. Truly enough to make this performance more authentic...
Depp is a mega-Hollywood liberal who is hardly American anymore let alone Native
American, though he is an "honorary member of the comanche nation. He
spends the vast majority of his time in Paris (until he left in 2011 to avoid
paying Income Tax in both countries) and generally doesn't have much good
to say about our country. He was once quoted as saying "America is dumb, is
something like a dumb puppy that has big teeth—that can bite and hurt you,
aggressive." He also has been quoted as saying (in reference of how his
children should view America); "to see America as a toy, a broken toy.
Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get
out."He is wildly talented and of course a star, and certainly
his casting here is to put butts in the seats as they say.