Falk Hentschel Cast as Hawkman in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Falk Hentschel Cast as Hawkman in DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Hawkman will appear in the Arrow and The Flash crossover event first

The CW and DC Entertainment have announced today that “Reckless” star Falk Hentschel, who briefly appeared in an episode of “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,” has been cast as Carter Hall, AKA Hawkman, in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Hentschel will make his debut in the “Arrow” and “The Flash” crossover event set for this fall before transitioning into the second spin-off series.

On “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Carter Hall is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders (played by Ciara Renée). Like Kendra, Carter can access the powers of the Hawk God, Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as “Hawkman.”

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” also stars Victor Garber, Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” Superman Returns), Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”), Caity Lotz (“Arrow”), Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”), and Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow), with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”) and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”).

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? 

Based on the characters from DC Comics, the new series hails from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow”) serves as executive producer alongside Marc Guggenheim (Eli StonePercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Warehouse 13″) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” Pan).

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