DC Comics‘ foremost western hero, Jonah Hex, will return to live action next month — this time on the small screen. After a maligned 2010 film featuring the character, actor Johnathon Schaech will debut in the role on the April 14 episode of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” titled “The Magnificent Eight.”
Based on The CW’s freshly released plot synopsis of the episode, it sounds like the Arrowverse take on Hex is, not dissimilar to the comics character, is already familiar with time travel — as he’s an “old friend” of Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill).
DC COMICS’ JONAH HEX MEETS THE TEAM – When the team needs a place to hide out, Rip (Arthur Darvill) sets a course for the Old West. Upon arrival, they start a fight with a gang of outlaws, putting the small town in jeopardy. Luckily, an old friend of Rip’s, Jonah Hex (guest star Johnathon Schaech), steps in to save them. Thor Freudenthal directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim (#111).
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” airs 8 p.m. Thursdays on The CW.