Hawkman Legends of Tomorrow

We’re long past the point where anyone can claim that there’s no way to translate comic book characters to the screen based on looks alone. Whether you’re OK with the spandex to ballistic design evolution we’ve seen in the X-Men films, or if you want something more literal, like the great Spider-Man suit seen in that character’s last two films, there’s been a viable approach to many of the biggest, and even some of the weirdest comic book characters.

And Hawkman is still tough. He’s a warrior with a mace, wings, relatively little upper body coverage, and a hawk mask that looks awesome when drawn on the page, but isn’t necessarily so great when 3D printed for an actor to wear.

Hawkgirl (played by Ciara Renée) and Hawkman (played by Falk Hentschel) will both appear in a crossover event between Arrow and The Flash this fall, before being seen in The CW’s upcoming series Legends of Tomorrow. The first Hawkgirl and Hawkman image from the show is below, and it fits right in with the aesthetic of the shows from The CW — a lot of leather, but some very comics-faithful touches. Read More »

the flash spinoff show

Arrow and The Flash are doing so well for The CW that the network plans to spin off a new show from those two connected series. We know this new series will feature a host of other DC Comics characters, some of whom have shown up in one of those two shows, and others who are new to TV and film altogether. One of the not-quite-new characters on the Arrow/The Flash spinoff show will be Hawkgirl, with Ciara Renée cast in the role. And one of the totally new to TV characters will be Rip Hunter, played by Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who). Read More »