The first image of Hawkman and Hawkgirl from upcoming CW show Legends of Tomorrow has been released! Falk Hentschel (Knight and Day, Agents of SHIELD), and Ciara Renée (Law and Order SVU, The Flash) will play Hawkman and Hawkgirl respectively in the DC show at some point next year, which will be set in the same universe as current CW shows, Arrow and The Flash.
Legends of Tomorrow will follow the story of Rip Hunter, who travels from the future to the present day and gathers a team of heroes and villains to combat Vandal Savage, who threatens to destroy the Earth, and and all of time itself. So far the cast is comprised of several characters already established in the “Arrowverse” and will include Victor Garber as Firestorm, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Caity Lotz as the White Canary, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave, and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold. Casper Crump will play villainous immortal Vandal Savage, and Grant Gustin will guest star as the Flash.
Hawkman and Hawkgirl have had many origin stories in the comics, from being alien space cops, to reincarnated Egyptian Royalty, to a combination of the two. In the Arrowverse, their history will be intertwined as two soulmates, destined to forever reincarnate from an Egyptian royal couple.