Falk Hentschel Hawkman
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Hawkman is taking flight at the CW. Falk Hentschel will play the DC Comics hero, also known as Carter Hall, in next season’s crossover episodes of “Arrow” and “The Flash,” before continuing the role in superhero spinoff series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” which will bow at midseason.

Carter Hall is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to be reborn throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders (aka Hawkgirl, 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.

Renée made her first onscreen appearance as Kendra in the season-one finale of “The Flash,” while other members of the “Legends” roster have previously been introduced via “Arrow” and “The Flash,” including one half of Firestorm, Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Ray Palmer/the Atom (Brandon Routh), Sara Lance/White Canary (Caity Lotz), Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell) and Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller). Two newcomers to the shared universe, Jay Jackson (Franz Drameh) and Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), round out the eclectic team. The CW’s two existing superhero shows will help establish the spinoff and its characters through crossover episodes that will be utilized as a kind of backdoor pilot for “Legends” before its midseason debut.

Hentschel most recently appeared in CBS’ “Reckless” and Warner Bros. and Alcon’s feature film “Transcendence,” with previous roles in “White House Down,” “Knight and Day” and “StreetDance 2.”

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” hails from Bonanza Productions, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV with Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter exec producing.

Hentschel is represented by APA and attorney Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum.

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