“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 says. “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.”
While Hex's origin is that of a post-Civil War bounty hunter, he's had some time-travel adventures himself. In the DC Comics Universe, when he found himself flung to the far future after the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Jonah Hex was adapted into a 2010 film starring Josh Brolin. The character has been voiced in animated form by Adam Baldin and Thomas Jane. No word on who will portray the character for the CW.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow debuts Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.