DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is beginning to look like the all-star game of superhero television shows. And the the lineup keeps getting bigger and bigger. In a recent announcement, Johnathon Schaech has been cast to play Jonah Hex in an episode later in the season. Other than his casting, there is no other news regarding the episode he will be in. Additionally, his casting is only as a guest-star for now, but there is an option for him to come back for more episodes. Who knows? Maybe he’ll become a regular. For more details on who Jonah Hex is, keep reading for more.

Typically when people here the name Jonah Hex, they think of the 2010 movie that starred Josh Brolin. Thankfully, there’s a bit more to the character than a B-rated movie. Over the years, there have been different variations of Jonah Hex. He’s a Civil War veteran who was betrayed by his own family. They branded him which gave him his well known “scar” and was left for dead. He would survive the betrayal and later become a bounty hunter. There are a number of variances as far as his history goes, but one thing stays the same, he has a code of honor and is a solid marksman.

Here is what executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, had to say about Jonah Hex’s involvement in the show,

“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.”

Like him or not, Jonah Hex has made a name for himself over there years that he’s become one of those characters you need to include during period stories. As a bonus, here is a photo that Schaech tweeted out hinting at his guest spot as the gunslinger.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow debuts on Jan. 21.

Source: Comicbook

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