Johnny DeppAfter conquering the seven seas -- and the box office -- with the blockbuster 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise, Johnny Depp, super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski have now set their sights on the Wild West, with reports that the trio are looking to reinvigorate the long-gestating 'Lone Ranger' series with a new Disney film.

After news broke yesterday that Verbinski is in talks to helm the project, with Depp in line for the role of the Ranger's loyal companion, Tonto, the wheels in our heads started turning, wondering who might be the next actor to slip on that iconic mask and call "Hi-yo Silver!" before riding off into the sunset.

"Who is that masked man," you ask? Join us after the jump for our top five choices.
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