Legends of Tomorrow Casts Reckless Actor as Hawkman

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s latest casting is for the birds.

Falk Hentschel (Reckless) will play Carter Hall, aka Hawkman, in The CW’s upcoming Arrow/Flash spinoff, the network announced Monday.

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Falk’s character is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian prince fated to be reborn throughout time. Carter can tap into the powers of the Hawk God, Horus — just like his similarly reincarnated soulmate, Kendra Saunders, aka Hawkgirl.

Hentschel first will appear in the upcoming Arrow/Flash crossover event, then will continue the character on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which is slated to premiere at midseason.

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  1. Allen says:

    Was hoping both Hawkman and Hawkgirl could be be POC seems rare to have POC couples on American TV.

      • Drew says:

        Person of color. You see the term used whenever anyone white is cast in any role.

        • Allen says:

          So you see the term 99% of time in everything media related? cool

        • chuckiechk says:

          I give DCTV credit, in Smallville picked a black actor to play the usually white pete ross and supergirl cast a black actor to play the always white jimmy olsen.

          • Drew says:

            Pete Ross is the exact reason why they should have cast talent over skin color. Sam didn’t fit the role or the show. Every scene with him was forced.

          • chuckiechk says:

            agreed, sam wasn’t a great actor and with the talent of some of the other cast he did bring the scenes down.

        • The definition of POC is accurate but the politically motivated assertion that it’s used “All the time anyone white is cast” is such an overstatement as to basically be a lie. We white people are hardly a harassed group so stop acting like we are.

          • Drew says:

            It isn’t a lie. It would be a lie if I didn’t see the same comment every time a white person was cast in anything. White people are harassed plenty, so saying that they’re not would be a lie. Quit lying, liar.

    • Ann Marie says:

      I was too. Since the Golden Age Hawkman was reincarnated again and again, there’s no particular reason for him to be white. Hawkman is one of my favorite DC characters, but this actor does not appeal to me.

  2. Dean says:

    He played Elsa’s husband on Reckless. I’m wondering if they’ll introduce the justice society since they had other members on the other shows. Wildcat on Arrow and Jay Garrick being on season 2 of Flash.

  3. Hopefully he’ll have a better costume than Shanks did in Smallville.

  4. sammy says:

    I agree with the type of actor they chose. They should have went for someone of color or different ethnicity. Seeing as they are using the eyptian mythology story line they could have used someone who could play an egyptian prince not someone who looks like he could play the archeologist who digs up said princes tomb. There are really tooo many white people on this show. Mix it up already Berlanti

    • Drew says:

      At least three of the main stars of the show are minorities. And the actors on the show come from three different countries (four with the Hawkman casting). That isn’t “mixing it up”? Not all white people come from the same place, share the same culture and represent the same ideals. Ethnicity is defined as “a social group that shares a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like” By this definition, the show is pretty ethnically diverse.
      The storyline isn’t about an Egyptian. It is actually about an archaeologist, Carter Hall. So you should be happy that he’s played by someone who looks like he could be playing the archaeologist who digs up said prince’s tomb.

    • tvjunkie says:

      you sound like a racist who hates white people

  5. Quest says:

    That’s what people from Egypt look like? Cool…