Legends of Tomorrow's John Schaech Wants To Play Wolverine

An actor will often cite classic roles written by legendary writers like William Shakespeare, [...]


An actor will often cite classic roles written by legendary writers like William Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller as to why they chose acting as their profession, but not John Schaech; he says he was inspired to become an actor because of a certain Marvel character with a bad attitude, accelerated healing, and adamantium claws.

"If I could play any character, it'd be Wolverine," Schaech told the crowd at Heroes and Villains FanFest In San Jose today. "I feel like he's why I wanted to start acting." Schaech was in attendance promoting the upcoming season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, which will feature him reprising the role of Jonah Hex, a former Confederate soldier who becomes a bounty hunter.

Luckily for Schaech, the role of Wolverine will soon be available, as Hugh Jackman, who has portrayed the character in Fox's X-Men film series, just wrapped filming on his third and final Wolverine solo film.

After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the corrupt Time Masters who colluded with him, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action upon making a shocking discovery - the Legends are scattered throughout time.

Nate must find a way to rescue season one's beloved team of heroes and rogues, including billionaire inventor Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), who has created an exo-suit with the power to shrink him to miniscule size, as the Atom; Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), the White Canary, a trained assassin; Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson "Jax" Jackson (Franz Drameh), who together form the meta-human Firestorm; and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), aka Heat Wave, a career criminal. When the Legends encounter the J.S.A (the Justice Society of America, the precursor to DC's Justice League) in the 1940s, Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Richardson Sellers), aka Vixen, joins the team. While the team reunites, a mystery looms - the fate of former captain Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).

Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations - unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. When Nate, the grandson of J.S.A. member Commander Steel, unexpectedly finds himself with powers, he must overcome his own insecurities and find the hero within himself. Ultimately, the Legends will clash with foes both past and present, to save the world from a mysterious new threat.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 premieres Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.