First Look at Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex

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This is already all over the Net, but we thought you guys might like to have a look at how actor Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men, W.) is looking as Jonah Hex in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of the DC Comics series.

The pic shows Brolin looking tough and rugged as Jonah Hex, as well as showcasing the makeup work being used to create the character’s trademark scars. Have a look:

The photo comes our way courtesy of Lainey Gossip:

jonahhex3 First Look at Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex

Brolin as Hex (click image for larger size)

I’ll admit, this pic isn’t nearly as lovely as the ones of Megan Fox on the set of Jonah Hex wearing that waist-vanishing corset, but it’ll do. Brolin is one of my favorite actors right now (he was a riot in W.), and it looks like he’s going to bring the badass swagger of Jonah Hex to life the right way.

Although, up to this point I’m sure the only reason people have taken any notice of Jonah Hex at all is because of Megan Fox. I love the character and want this film to do well but they really need some kind of publicity boost soon to sell it. This ain’t exactly Batman we’re talking about here… Westerns are already a hard sell in Hollywood and I would imagine it’s going to be extra tricky selling a western to the modern comic book movie crowd…

What do you think about the pic of Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex? Looking good or just ho-hum?

Jonah Hex is slated to hit theaters on August 6, 2010.

Source: Lainey Gossip

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  1. Brolin was robbed an Oscar nod and win for No Country! It must have irked him when Javier got the win for basically portraying a robot with a silly haircut.

  2. I’m a fan of Jonah Hex, but I find my self worried about this film. I mean the director is an odd choice and I don’t know if he can pull of this film he’s never done anything like it. The writers have only worked on Cartoons and I’m sorry, but Brolin has been hit or miss. No country was a good movie and he did good in it, but W was an awful film and his performance was actually not very good at all.

  3. It looks pretty lame, especially around the mouth. Maybe they’ll ugly it up a bit with CGI, like Two-Face in The Dark Knight.

  4. Yeah, I really hope they CGI him up a little bit. He looks mildly disfigured there, but nothing too bad. His eye needs to be messed up along with the mouth, and the mouth needs to be worse. Just my opinion.

  5. What’s the hang up with making him uglier than ugly, anyway? I know Jonah Hex is pretty gruesome-looking in the comics, but I want to be able to watch a movie without grimacing too much.

    I mean, Two-Face WAS pretty damn horrendous to look at in Batman, but at least he was a villain with a few scenes and they had him in the dark often.

  6. Because Phil a lot of what Hex is revovles around how he looks and really he doesn’t look bad at all here. He looks like he has a minor deformity. A big part of Hex is to see beyond the horribly hideous deformity and see what and who he really is. It’s actually very very important to the story that he be very ugly. Not look like Two Face, but still Ugly. currently it’s nothing. To be honest it ruins the entire point of the character to not have the scars look all that bad.

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