DC's Legends Of Tomorrow: Johnathon Schaech Teases His Jonah Hex Look


Johnathon Schaech, the actor set to play Jonah Hex on DC's Legends of Tomorrow, has teased a first look at the character's wardrobe as he'll appear on the series.

Saying that he spends two hours a day in special effects makeup to become the scarred gunfighter, Schaech showed off his guns -- both literal and metaphorical -- in a selfie from the set.

You can check out his Instagram post below.

The CW's take on 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."

Salvation, for those who don't follow the adventures of Jonah Hex, was the name of a Texas town where Jonah became caught up in a battle between a fundamentalist Christian named Sister Agatha who ran the town with an iron fist, and a group of local Apaches.

"Ever since we decided that Legends would involve time travel, we were eager to do a story set in the Old West," said executive producer Marc Guggenheim when Hex was announced. "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."

Hex, currently listed as a guest star with an option to recur, will make his first appearance in the eleventh episode of the show's first season.

Longtime DC Comics fans will remember that Jonah Hex is no stranger to time travel; despite spending most of his existence as a Man With No Name-style drifter and bounty hunter, at one point the character starred in a series simply titled Hex, in which he was kidnapped by a villain who transported him to a post-apocalyptic, 21st Century Seattle, where Hex operated for a while before being returned to his proper time. He also took place in the Crisis on Infinite Earths.

More recently, he's interacted with present-day DC heroes and locales both in Blackest Night -- Jonah came back as a Black Lantern -- and in All-Star Western, where he encountered Booster Gold and ended up thrown into modern-day Gotham City before Booster could find him again and return him to his past.

Booster, of course, is the father of DC's Legends of Tomorrow Time Master Rip Hunter; Booster and Rip also encountered Jonah during one of their early adventures as partners about ten years ago, when they enlisted his help to prevent the murder of a man whose descendants would one day prove essential to Superman's survival.

Hex has appeared in a number of animated series, but is likely best known to casual fans as the title character of a much-maligned 2010 live-action movie in which the character was portrayed by Avengers: Infinity War villain Josh Brolin.

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  1. I look forward to seeing more heroes appear..especially any set in ww 2..the justice society

    • mbradleyc
    • 116 Posts in 17 Months

    Absurd. Hex is Eastwood, not Schwarzenegger.

    • _L0Bo_
    • 3197 Posts in 23 Months

    Awesome, though he ain't showing much of Hex yo. :p

    • Tresix
    • 76 Posts in 15 Months

    I always thought that Hex should have been played by Steve Austin.

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