Part of the summer preview in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly featured a new look at Josh Brolin as the gunslingin’ Jonah Hex. Known for having the right side of his face disfigured and wearing a Confederate army uniform, Hex was a rough-and-tumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter whose adventures always ended in blood. Directed by Jimmy Hayward, and also starring John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Michael Shannon, Hex arrives in theaters June 18.
“Hex” first appeared in the early 1970s in the issues of “All-Star Western” before graduating to his own series in 1977 that ran for about 10 years. A new series was launched in 2005. The character also had a run in the 1990s that combined the Western genre with supernatural elements.