The directors behind Crank 2: High Voltage, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, have recently revealed that Thomas Jane is not, and has never been, in consideration for Jonah Hex. The duo spoke to The Movie Blog about their upcoming projects, including Jonah Hex, where they discussed the rumor.
The rumor about Jane being cast originated with a photo of Jane in the Jonah Hex makeup. It later turned out that the photo was something that Jane created himself, in order to pitch for the role.
"We're excited about looking for the lead," Neveldine aid. "We have some options for Jonah Hex."
When asked specifically about Jane Taylor said, "We had never brought his name up, he's great, we like him...We don't see the guy as Jonah Hex, to be quite honest with you. But we like him. We're totally stoked that he would do that, it's so awesome."
That said, they did say that they would love to work with Jane in the future, but probably not on Jonah Hex.
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