Jonah Hex Casting!

Jonah Hex Cast In 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow'!

By: Dave Clark

Last week we found out that the Legends of Tomorrow would be traveling back to the Old West and meeting Jonah Hex. Today we discover the man that will be bringing him to life. Johnathon Schaech (Ray Donovan, Quantico, Sleepy Hollow) has been cast as the gunslinger and will debut in the eleventh episode with the possibility to recur in later episodes. The CW describes the character as follows:

A true legends 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.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim would go on to add the following,

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.
— Marc Guggenheim

How do you guys feel about this casting news? Are you excited for Jonah Hex to appear in the DC TV Universe? Did you like the original film starring Josh Brolin? Sound off in the comments below!

DC's Legends of Tomorrow is set to premiere on January 21st and stars Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein aka Firestorm, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer aka The Atom, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance aka White Canary, Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl, Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall aka Hawkman, Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson aka Firestorm, Stephanie Corneliussen as Valentina Vostok, and Casper Crump as Vandal Savage.