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Illustration for article titled William Fichtner replaces Dwight Yoakam (again) in emThe Lone Ranger/em

After ramblin’ country turtle Dwight Yoakam dropped out of Disney’s The Lone Ranger due to “scheduling conflicts”—which is Hollywood code for “artistic differences over dismaying lack of supernatural coyotes”—Disney has already found a replacement bad guy. Not surprisingly, it’s William Fichtner, who occupies the same “creepy yet oddly appealing” reservoir of character actors, as evidenced by his previously replacing Yoakam on The Dark Knight. Fichtner will now go up against Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp’s Tonto as the villainous outlaw Butch Cavendish—a role previously played by creepy yet oddly appealing actors such as Glenn Strange and Christopher Lloyd—and save Disney from having to continue moving down the flowchart to Toby Jones or whoever.

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