Details Of Jonah Hex’s Legends Of Tomorrow Debut


Jonah Hex, the Western anti-hero we have grown to love over the decades, will be making his DC Legends of Tomorrow debut very soon.

DC Comics character Jonah Hex is no stranger to other mediums of media outside of the panels of comic books and now the cowboy gunslinger will be making his Arrowverse debut on the April 10 episode of the hit show Legends of Tomorrow. The episode is titled “The Magnificent Eight” and Jonah Hex will be portrayed by none other than Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You DoQuarantineTakers.)

Hex is not unfamiliar to the DC media universe, making his original onscreen debut in an episode of Batman: The Animated Series and he was featured in the “Once and Future Thing,” storyline of Justice League Unlimited. Hex has also made appearances in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and was seen as a glimpse when Barry viewed the multiverse during the “Welcome to Earth-2,” episode of The Flash. 

Jonah Hex also had a self-titled live action movie directed by Jimmy Hayward. The film was dismal and hopefully Hex’s Legends of Tomorrow debut fairs better than the film.

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Based on the synopsis of the episode, Hex in this fashion is very similar to the Jonah Hex of the DC comic book universe readers have grown accustomed to over the decades.

"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)."

The Jonah Hex origin is not a complicated one. Hex was born during the late 1800’s and was raised by his alcoholic father, Woodson Hex. Jonah suffered from child abuse cause by his psychotic father until one day, his father stopped supporting him and sold the young boy into slavery with an Apache tribe at the tender age of 13 in 1851.

Like most slaves, Hex was worked constantly until one day he saved the chieftain from an attack by a puma. The chief then recognized him as a full-fledged member of the tribe. However, the chiefs biological son, Noh-Tante grew extremely jealous of the bond that the chief and Hex shared, he betrayed Hex during their rite of manhood test at age 16, leaving him for dead. 

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Hex was rescued by a Cavalry patrol, but they shot him in the gut when he tried to stop their slaughter. The patrol left him but he was nursed back to health by and old trapper in the woods. Once he regained his health, he went back to his tribe site only to realize they had moved on.

Legends of Tomorrow airs 8 p.m. every Thursday on the CW Network.