We’re a few weeks into the New Year which means the winter television break is ending and shows are returning to air and some new ones will be making their debut. Along with the return of The CW’s hit shows Arrow and The Flash their next foray into the DC Universe is of course that of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. That show continues to intrigue and continues to stack up with characters. And it looks like another one has just been added. DC Comics antihero, Jonah Hex.
Jonah Hex is a Civil War veteran that turned to the life of a bounty hunter with his own strict moral code. He is often referred to as the deadliest man alive and has a disfigured face, known as the mark of the demon. Some may remember a previous live action version of the character from the Jonah Hex movie from 2010, played by Josh Brolin. Fortunately, I don’t remember it because I never saw it as it was not very well received. The character has appeared in various animated shorts and films over the years in addition to his comic book run.
Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim had this to say about the inclusion of Jonah Hex (via EW)
“Ever since we decided that Legends would involve time travel, we were eager to do a story set in the Old West. But if you’re going to do a story set in the DC Universe version of the Old West, you simply must include Jonah Hex in it. We’re thrilled about bringing another well known, beloved DC character to television.”
I’m not as familiar with Jonah Hex as I am with other DC characters so I’ll reserve judgement on his inclusion in Legends of Tomorrow. What this does get me excited about is that it appears that we will be getting a western episode of sorts. And I’m a sucker for westerns. I can’t wait to see Wentworth Miller’s and Dominic Purcell’s Captain Cold and Heat Wave just chewing up the scenery in this time period and causing a whole lot of problems for Hex. I hope we get that in spades!
There has been no word on who will portray Jonah Hex. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in episode 11.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow debuts January 21st at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
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