While Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) and Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) haven’t had as much screen time in The Flash and Arrow as some of their fellow Legends of Tomorrow heroes, they will get a chance to spread their wings in the Justice League-esque CW spin-off. Two new brief video profiles of the characters have debuted online ahead of the show’s premiere later this month.
The two Thanagarians have a more personal axe to grind with the immortal villain Vandal Savage. As Hawkman says in the videos, both he and Hawkgirl have been reincarnated numerous times over numerous lifetimes, each time getting killed by Savage. Hopefully this time it won’t stick.
Watch the videos below:
And here’s a bonus promo featuring Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary:
White Canary emerges from the shadows when DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres Thursday, January 21 on The CW. https://t.co/vNg42A3Tvc
— Legends of Tomorrow (@TheCW_Legends) January 7, 2016
As Hawkgirl teases, there are hundreds of lives she’s lived that she wants to know about, which will likely feature in the coming series. For one, Gremlins director Joe Dante is helming an episode titled “Night of the Hawk,” which sounds awfully similar to “Shadow of the Hawk” from the Justice League animated series. The latter was all about Hawkman and Hawkgirl’s encounter with an old piece of Thanagarian technology that forced visions of their past life together.
The two characters featured prominently in the pre-Legends of Tomorrow crossover episodes between The Flash and Arrow. The spin-off also stars Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Brandon Routh as The Atom, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, and Casper Crump as Savage.
Legends of Tomorrow debuts on The CW on Thursday, January 21st at 8 p.m. EST.
Here’s the official plot description:
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?