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First Look: Josh Brolin as the Disfigured Bounty Hunter Jonah Hex

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June 3, 2009
Source: Lainey Gossip

Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex

Finally! After seeing photos of Megan Fox in Jonah Hex, we finally have our first look at Josh Brolin as the title character and our anti-hero, Jonah Hex. The buzz for this movie first began last year when Thomas Jane donned some make-up to shoot a few promo shots of himself as Jonah Hex in order to impress the filmmakers. Alas, he did't get the job, Brolin did instead, but it was that photo that kicked off everyone's interest in seeing Jonah Hex come to life on the big screen. Now we get to see what Brolin looks like with the disfigured face and it's a pretty fitting look for the actor. Maybe Brolin was the better choice after all?

Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex

These photos come from Lainey Gossip, a blog about all things Diane Lane (who would've guessed?). The story in this movie will follow Jonah Hex, as seen above, a disfigured bounty hunter who tracks a voodoo practitioner that wants to raise an army of the undead to liberate the South. Former Pixar animator Jimmy Hayward, who is a big fan of both comics and westerns, is directing. I think this looks great so far, it's easily one of my most anticipated upcoming movies of next year, mainly because I'm excited to see the western and comic book movie genres come together. Plus, Brolin looks like he'll be kicking some ass. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 30 Comments

1

Not bad.

imarapyeyermom on Jun 3, 2009

2

I'm actually not a fan of the make up. They got the mouth right, but I'm pretty sure the entire side of his face is messed up in the comics.

Syphous on Jun 3, 2009

3

yeah make up looks odd. i can't see brolin doing a movie with megan fox. just kind of out of place.

cat on Jun 3, 2009

4

More than likely, they'll do some digital touch ups in the end.

nate on Jun 3, 2009

5

oooh. Nice to see the guy from The Goonies having a pretty big career now...

xerxex on Jun 3, 2009

6

jokers half brother

PinkSushi on Jun 3, 2009

7

The only thing that can ruin this movie is a bad script and cheap FX. Makeup is usually the last of my worries, and from the look of it this doesn't look bad at all

KenDoll on Jun 3, 2009

8

I'm not sure how much I like the look of him

Dan W on Jun 3, 2009

9

Thomas Jane looked much better. I'm not sure why the makeup is so poor in the actual set. It looks more like a sun rash than a horrible disfigurement.

Moonie on Jun 3, 2009

10

doesnt look real special to me yet, Im not sure if this is gonna come off more old school western or more wild wild west lol.

Richard on Jun 3, 2009

11

I think Thomas Jane's pic, looked a lot better than these. Plus I think he would of done a better job as a Jonah Hex.

The_Phantom on Jun 3, 2009

12

looks like they are aiming for a PG 13 ...

frenchbob on Jun 3, 2009

13

I agree with everyone else. Thomas Jane was perfect for the role. It was silly of them to choose Brolin for this part. He's going to be very odd in the role and the make up looks pretty poor here unless they are planning to CGI the rest of it.

Illuminata on Jun 3, 2009

14

that's sweet to tell you the truth i thought it was Guy Perice when i first saw these photos. great costume to

DoomCanoe on Jun 3, 2009

15

Yea I don't like it, I was expecting a much more disfigured appearance...Thomas Jane's looked much better and that was thrown together quickly for an audition...

peloquin on Jun 3, 2009

16

okay, but i would much rather see some more pictures of megan fox? can that be arranged?

harrison on Jun 3, 2009

17

I bet Thomas Jane must have felt like an ass... ;P

Toucmyinfection on Jun 3, 2009

18

Everyone has seen how country Brolin can be in "No Country for Old Men". I think he can be awesome. Hex has to be more scarred up though.

L on Jun 3, 2009

19

i agree with everyone that Thomas Jane makeup for Jonah Hex is much more better the scar on his face is perfect. Josh Brolin makeup for Jonah Hex is wrong they did not give him the droopy eyelid they better do that when the final film comes out. im still not sure that i have faith for this movie cause its been directed by Jimmy Hayward whos an 3d animator he has not proven he can direct a good live action movie dont know why WB trust this guy to direct this movie. also this is written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor how can i trust these guys to write a good screenplay for Jonah Hex their movies are not good at all.

movieboy on Jun 3, 2009

20

This movie competing with Iron Man II, interesting.

Fisherr on Jun 3, 2009

21

Thomas Jane looked amazing with the Make up on. Josh Brolin not so much. This is just the big wigs trying to get a popular actor and at the time Josh Brolin was more popular that Thomas Jane.

Mike C on Jun 3, 2009

22

Thomas Jane looks tougher than Josh Brolin. But anyhow, they look great. I hope the movie will too.

*** on Jun 3, 2009

23

Thomas Jane's improvised makeup looked much better than this one. But I think they'll definitely digital effects to it. I'm not sure who would be the best choice for the character (I never cared for Jonah Hex anyway): I like both actors. I don't think I'll watch this...I mean, I loved Josh Brolin in No Country For Old Men but I don't think I can't take Megan Fox's "acting". It would be easier to watch her if I had a penis.

Eve on Jun 4, 2009

24

*they'll definitely add digital effects to it.

Eve on Jun 4, 2009

25

He nedds to look more messed up! it was trajic what happened to hex

Jonah on Jun 4, 2009

26

I think that looks more like Adam Baldwin than Josh Brolin. Anyone, anyone?

ReelRhino on Jun 4, 2009

27

need to see a trailer before im convinced

max s. on Oct 21, 2009

28

Timothy Olyphant is in this! Im sold! lol

CRaZY OLYPHANT on Apr 3, 2010

29

I think that looks more like Adam Baldwin than Josh Brolin. Anyone, anyone?

dresses1 on Apr 20, 2010

30

who ever said Timothy Olyphant I'm wit cha this dude sucks as Jonah Hexx, or maybe they should use Clint Eastwood even though he's older now but he's perfect for the part

maxxiumoverdrive on May 28, 2010

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