When Ciara Renée was cast as Hawkgirl (alias: Kendra Saunders) in [DC's Legends of Tomorrow](tag:2937021), one initial reaction that fans had was to question the whereabouts of her comic book canon soulmate throughout the centuries, Hawkman. So far, Hawkgirl has appeared in promotional photos without him, though the audience doesn't seem to mind -- Renée's casting announcement was pretty warmly welcomed by all standards of live-action superhero fandom, after all.
But now, Variety has confirmed that Hawkgirl won't be alone for long: Falk Hentschel, known for roles in TranscendenceTranscendenceand White House Down, will be joining the new team from the very start during next season's crossover episodes of Arrow and The Flash before heading into the first season of Legends of Tomorrow. The actor isn't really that new to the superhero scene, thanks to his guest role on Marvel's [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](tag:722469) as Marcus Scarlotti, but he hasn't suited up to fight crime just yet.
Variety detailed Hawkman's current state of being in the series, but didn't give away too much:
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.
This particular storyline doesn't drag too far away from canon, but with small details left out, it's going to be interesting to see how the pair's origins form in the show.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow is lated for a 2016 release, while The Flash and Arrow return on October 6th and October 7th, 2015.