‘Legends of Tomorrow’ heads to the Wild West, casts their Jonah Hex

“Legends of Tomorrow” just got a little more crowded, in the best possible way. Jonah Hex has officially been cast on the latest CW superhero show!

Announced today, Johnathon Schaech (“Quantico,” “That Thing You Do”) will appear in Episode 111. Though Schaech is currently considered a guest star, The CW has left open the possibility for Jonah Hex to become a recurring character.

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Created in 1972, Jonah Hex has percolated under the mainstream pop culture radar for years. An anti-hero with a dark past, Hex was known as the “Deadliest Man Alive” in his day. His popularity reached it”s zenith with the 2010 film “Jonah Hex” that misfired badly at the box office. Based on the official word from The CW, “Legends” plans to stay true to the character”s history.

A true legends 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.

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim knew Hex”s arrival was inevitable, what with the “Legends of Tomorrow” traveling through time. After all, how can you resist the allure of an Old West episode AND the chance to rehabilitate one of the most interesting characters in the wild west?

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.

“Legends of Tomorrow” Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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