Falk Hentschel has been tapped to play Carter Hall, aka Hawkman, on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, EW has learned.
For those unfamiliar with the DC Comics superhero, Carter Hall is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée). Like Kendra, Carter can access the powers of the Hawk God, Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as Hawkman. Get more scoop here and here.
Hentschel, whose credits include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Reckless, will first appear on the crossover episodes of Arrow and The Flash before continuing on with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Legends — which hails from Arrow and Flash executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti, as well as Arrow boss Marc Guggenheim and Sarah Schechter — also stars Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary), Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory, Heat Wave), Victor Garber (Martin Stein/Firestorm), and Franz Drameh (Jay Jackson), whose disparate band of heroes and villains are brought together by Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) to defeat immortal threat Vandal Savage.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is slated to debut midseason on The CW.