It’s been revealed today that Johnathon Schaech will play Jonah Hex in the first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The character is set to appear in the eleventh episode, with the possibility to then become a recurring presence.
As you probably know, this won’t be Jonah Hex’s live-action debut, as he was previously played by Josh Brolin in a critically panned film adaptation which also starred Michael Fassbender and Megan Fox. Here’s hoping that this outing goes a bit better.
For more on what to expect from Hex, check out the official description for the character, courtesy of The CW:
A true legend of the Old West, a morally ambiguous gunslinger with a penchant for danger. Surprisingly, he knows a thing or two about time travel and the future, but is at home in the Wild West. He’s been battling outlaws and gangs for awhile now, and advises the team to be extra careful when they arrive in the small town of Salvation.
Seeing the Legends of Tomorrow head back to the Old West should be a lot of fun, and the fact that Hex is well aware of time travel points to this interpretation very much following the source material, which is certainly encouraging to hear. His feature film adaptation may have been a dud, but it definitely looks like this go around will turn out to be more successful.
Tell us, do you think the actor is a good fit to bring Jonah Hex to life on the small screen in Legends of Tomorrow?