Hi-yo, Silver!

Armie Hammer practiced his horse-taming skills on the set of The Lone Ranger in Arcadia, Calif. Thursday afternoon.

The hunky Social Network star, 26, is playing the iconic, masked ex-Texas Ranger in a big screen reboot of the radio and TV western alongside Johnny Depp, who has been cast as Tonto. In the on-set shot, a masked Hammer, astride a white stallion, lifts his cowboy hat as his horse, Silver, rears. (Before galloping off, the Lone Ranger shouts his signature catchprase, "Hi-yo, Silver! Away!")

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Earlier this year, Hammer spoke to Access Hollywood about how their retelling differs from the original, revealing that their take on the story is a little more complex than the popular series of the 1940s and '50s.

"It's less of that two-dimensional same kind of like, Prince Charming thing, and more of like, the human underneath that," he explained of his character. "But in a way that's fun to watch."

Added the actor, "It's a little bit more badass and a little more realistic."

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The Mirror, Mirror standout also admitted he's glad filmmakers decided to take a slightly different direction with the costumes.

Said Hammer, "I'm really glad they didn't go with this like, skintight, baby blue, Lycra jumpsuit that the old Lone Ranger was wearing!"

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: PIC: See Armie Hammer, As The Lone Ranger, Ride His White Stallion