Directors Confirm Thomas Jane Isn't Jonah Hex
Sorry to break the news to ya Thomas, but you didn't make it in as Jonah Hex. Remember that big publicity stunt a while back where Thomas Jane had his personal make-up guy dress him up like Jonah Hex and snap a few shots to put in the hands of the filmmakers? It didn't work. An update from SlashFilm via The Movie Blog Uncut confirms that Jane isn't the one they wanted. Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were on the latest episode and mentioned that: "He's a great guy… But we don't see the guy as Jonah Hex, to be quite honest with you. But we like him." Let's just hope they can find a suitable alternative, because Jane did look pretty damn badass as Hex and I can't think of anyone else better.
Neveldine later mentioned that "it was a really huge compliment to us" that Jane made that photo, and that "we'll have him in one of our movies." But unfortunately he's not the right choice for Hex. Obviously this is their movie to make, but I'm very curious who they do have in mind if it's not Thomas Jane. Casting isn't really starting for a few more months since the two are still finishing Crank 2: High Voltage, but now I have no clue who they'd pick. Nathan Fillion is the only actor left that I think would be a perfect fit. The character of Hex is described as "a rough-and-tumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter" from DC Comics' westerns, and Fillion could fit that bill. Who else do you think would be right for the role?