Actor Michael Shannon will be seen on screen with “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart in “The Runaways” later this month, but just he’ll also be appearing alongside Josh Brolin in June as a character in “Jonah Hex,” the live-action film based on DC’s western hero.
MTV News managed to get some info on Shannon’s “Hex” role during a press event for the “Runaways” biopic.
“I play a fellow named Doc Cross Williams,” said Shannon. “In the comic book, or graphic novel, he’s kind of one of those old vaudevillian… He has a traveling show where he has cock fights and dog fights and strange creatures, and he’s a snake-oil kind of guy.”
“He’s got this tonic, this elixir that he sells that’ll solve all your problems,” he explained. “And Jonah Hex comes to my little circus and he causes a ruckus.”
While Shannon classified his role as “a cameo,” he did say there was room for a return to the “Hex” universe.
“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,” he said, adding that it certainly felt as if the film was being made with sequels in mind. “Yeah, I think that’s what they’re shooting for.”
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