Johnathon Schaech Cast as Jonah Hex in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Last week, it was revealed that legendary DC gunslinger Jonah Hex would be making his debut on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and now The CW has revealed that Johnathon Schaech (Texas Rising, Ray Donovan) will take on the role, making his debut in the 11th episode of the series. 

For the series, Hex is described as: “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.”

The star of such comics as “All Star Western,” “Weird Western Tales” and his own self-titled series, fans will remember that Jonah Hex made a previous live-action appearance in a feature film starring Josh Brolin. However, this will be the first time the character’s appeared within one of the quickly-growing DCTV universes.

“Ever since we decided that ‘Legends’ would involve time travel, we were eager to do a story set in the Old West,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim told Variety. “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.”

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow debuts on The CW at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. CST) on January 21, 2016.

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