The cast of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is will be putting their best face forward when the show makes its debut next week. But later this season, that face will wear a scowl and one nasty scar.
The CW announced today that the ornery, awesome bounty hunter known as Jonah Hex will be making an appearance in an upcoming episode set in the Old West. While the role hasn’t yet been cast, the appearance makes perfect sense considering the time travel aspect of the show. America’s wild frontier is just a time-sphere trip away.
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,” says executive producer Marc Guggenheim in a Variety article which broke the news. “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.”
Jonah Hex will make his first appearance in Episode 11 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, with recurring appearances a possibility. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow debuts on The CW at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. CST) on January 21, 2016.