According to Mtv, Michael Shannon, who plays Cross Williams in the upcoming Jonah Hex film, thinks that the producers and screenwriters are planning for a long future for the Jonah Hex franchise.
Although his character, who is a snake-oil salesman at the traveling road show, only has a couple of minor appearances, Shannon believes he would be back for a sequel.
It certainly felt as if the film was being made with sequels in mind. "Yeah, I think that's what they're shooting for."
A few of us love the character of Jonah Hex, especially since this last volume has been a lot of fun to read. But this character doesn't have the draw that Batman or Iron Man has, both of which got sequels. At the same time, would a western do as well a superhero film? Doubtful. Josh Brolin is one heck of an actor, especially in No Country for Old Men, and many of us have no doubt he'll easily pull off Jonah, but will this film pull in enough of the general population to warrant a sequel? Many of us have our hopes extremely high for all of this to work out, but we'll have to make our final verdicts on June 8th 2010 when the film hits theaters.
"I think the character may come back if there's another iteration of 'Jonah Hex,' but for now it's just this couple of little scenes,"
What do you guys think? Will this film work out? Should it become a franchise?
~Mat Elfring (inferiorego) is a comedian, teacher, comic book writer, comic store employee, and a cowboy.~