First Pics of the new movie are out.
His last name "Reid" came from his brother "Dan Reid" who was murdered and led to him becoming the Lone Ranger. His mask made from the leather jacket he was wearing when he was gunned down.
His first name was later given from a set of notes talking about the golden age of radio. Never mentioned on the air ether radio or TV.
FYI, for trivia fun. The "Green Hornet". main char. "Britt Reid" AKA Green Hornet - depending on radio or TV version. the nephew's son or grandson of the Lone Ranger.
Here’s the synopsis for The Lone Ranger:
“The Lone Ranger” is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.