Johnathon Schaech, who plays Jonah Hex in The CW’s Arrowverse, is campaigning to have his character reprised in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe. As the Arrowverse nears its conclusion on The CW, Warner Bros. Discovery has appointed Gunn & Safran as the heads of the newly branded DC Studios, where they’ll oversee film, tv, & animation for the popular comics brand. DC Studios formally began on November 1, with the two CEOs planning a 10-year era for the DCU (previously known as the DCEU).

While there are just a few Arrowverse series left on the schedule, one of its experienced stars aspires to be engaged with Gunn & Safran’s new initiatives. Schaech, who made his Arrowverse debut as Jonah Hex on Legends of Tomorrow, tweets a proposal to Gunn for a spinoff series based on the All-Star Western comics. In the following tweet, the Arrowverse alum warmly congratulates Gunn on his new position:

Could The Arrowverse’s Jonah Hex Make An Appearance In The DC Universe?

Jonah Hex From The Arrowverse Campaigns To Reprise His Role In Gunn's DCU
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Even though Jonah Hex wasn’t a major character on Legends of Tomorrow, Schaech did return to the Arrowverse in Crisis on Infinite Earths as the Earth-18 doppelgänger of the DC character. While there don’t appear to be any plans for Jonah Hex to appear in either The Flash season 9 or Superman & Lois season 3, it’s possible that Schaech’s take on the character may be brought into the DCU, or at least part of DC Studios’ plans. Gunn and Safran will almost certainly work on projects that aren’t necessary bound to a single universe.

In theory, if DC Studios views the Arrowverse also as DC franchise that should be continued, a spinoff based on Schaech’s CW character may happen. However, it’s unclear whether Gunn and Safran want to use the broadcast network as part of their approach. Even if they don’t employ the Arrowverse version of Jonah Hex, the two CEOs could always cast Schaech as the DCU version of the character, allowing the movies to avoid having to rely on TV continuity.

Collaborations between the Arrowverse and the DC Universe aren’t as inconceivable as people may believe, especially after Ezra Miller’s Flash appeared in Crisis on Infinite Earths and had a scene with Grant Gustin’s Scarlet Speedster. In the end, it all comes down to whether Gunn and Safran want to bring in actors from other parts of DC’s multimedia property. Since Gunn has made it apparent that he is interested in exploring lesser-known characters, which Jonah Hex would technically fit under, Schaech may have another chance to play his Arrowverse character, or at least a different version of him, in the future.

Source: Johnathon Schaech/Twitter