Right now, you can see Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger tides, which just crossed the 800 million dollar global box office mark yesterday. Now we know exactly when you’ll be able to see him trade his pirate hate for some Indian (native American) feathers.

Disney just announced that they will be releasing the Gore Verbinski directed ‘Lone Ranger’ on December 21, 2012. Coincidentally, that also happens to be the day that the Mayan calendar ends and the world is slated for destruction. Coincidence? Probably.

Playing the Ranger to Depp’s Tonto will be rising star Armie Hammer. You can see him next when he makes out with Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming J Edgar Hoover Biopic.

As everyone seems to want to get their movies in before the world ends, Lone Ranger is up against some stiff competition. It comes out the same month as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Life of Pi.