No, you didn’t fall down and hit your head. The CW and DC are really letting Legends of Tomorrow spend part of its very first season time traveling to the Old West. Where they’ll meet up with Jonah Hex.

When you have a show that involves time travel, that opens up all kinds of doors. So the Legends of Tomorrow crew went through the one with a ten gallon hat and a six shooter on it. You have to admire the audacity. And given that this is the same crew that made Gorilla Grodd work on television, you kind of have to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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According to Variety, this meeting will take place in the second half of the first season. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim said:

Ever since we decided that ‘Legends’ would involve time travel, we were eager to do a story set in the Old West. But if you’re going to do a story set in the DC Universe version of the Old West, you simply MUST include Jonah Hex in it. We’re thrilled about bringing another well known, beloved DC character to television.

“MUST” is a bit strong. Not many people would look at a bounty hunter with a surly disposition, a scarred face, and a strict morality and go “this character absolutely must be in my CW superhero show.” It’s not really the obvious go-to that Guggenheim thinks it is.

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If this is how they’re starting the show, who is going to be showing up by season five? Matter Eater Lad? Catman? Ch’p the Squirrel Green Lantern?

[Variety]

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