So, it seems that the DC Television Universe has found its Jonah Hex. The network announced today that Johnathon Schaech will be taking on the role of the bounty hunter in their upcoming Arrow and The Flash crossover, Legends Of Tomorrow. (Thanks to Variety for the heads up!)
Said executive producer, Marc Guggenheim:
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.
The character is being described as a morally ambiguous gunslinger living in the western town of Salvation. Although he does know something about time travel and the future, he prefers life in the Old West and all that it encompasses, including outlaws and danger. Of course, outside of comic book fans, the character is probably best known for the abysmal movie starring Josh Brolin. Let’s hope we get a better iteration this time around.
I’ve got to say, I like Johnathon Schaech, although his name isn’t the first one that pops to mind when I think of Jonah Hex. Now that I think about it though, I can see it. It’s an interesting take on the character and the perfect way to bring him into the fold. It will be a while before we see him in action, but it definitely gives us something to look forward to. I will be reviewing Legends Of Tomorrow when it debuts on Thursday night, so make sure to come back and discuss your thoughts on the series.
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