Falk Hentschel (“White House Down”) will play Hawkman, aka. Carter Hall, on “Arrow” and it’s spin-offs.
According to The Live Feed, Hentschel’s deal encompasses appearances on both “Arrow” and “The Flash” and ultimately, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. Hawkman’s appearance on the former two shows serves as somewhat of a backdoor pilot to help establish “Legends”.
“Legends”, which also stars Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell, will premiere mid-season.
Says the site, Hall is “the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders (portrayed by Ciara Renee). Like Kendra, Carter can access the powers of the Hawk God, Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as “Hawkman.” In comic book lore, there have been multiple versions of Hawkman, who is known for his artificial wings attached to a harness made of Nth metal (whose properties include negative gravity), which gives him the ability to fly.
Hentschel will first appear in the crossover episodes of The CW’s Arrow and The Flash before he continues the role in the midseason spinoff of both, Legends of Tomorrow. The latter series centers on Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), a time-traveling rogue who has seen a horrible future and assembles a ragtag team to stop Vandal Savage, an immortal villain causing trouble throughout time.
Executive producer Marc Guggenheim said at Comic-Con that the first few episodes of Arrow and The Flash this season would set up how certain characters end up on the spinoff. Legends stars The Flash’s Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heat Wave) and Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein/one half of Firestorm). Also signed on are Arrow’s Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/the Atom, as well as Renee (Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl) and Franz Drameh (Jay Jackson).”
Michael Shanks played Hawkman on episodes of “Smallville” a couple of years ago.