Falk Hentschel (“Reckless,” “Transcendence,” “White House Down”) will play DC Comics hero Hawkman, aka. Carter Hall, for The CW’s various DC Comics shows. Hentschel will first play the role in The CW’s upcoming crossover episodes of “Arrow” and “The Flash” for this season.
Those episodes will be utilized as a kind of backdoor pilot to help establish the spinoff series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” not unlike “Arrow” used a two-part story in its second season to establish “The Flash”. “Legends” will premiere mid-season and Hentschel will continue on in the role for that series.
In this continuity, Carter Hall is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to be reborn throughout time along with his soulmate Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee). Carter can access the powers of Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as Hawkman.
Source: The Live Feed