From the DC Saturday panel at SDCC, thanks to Newsarama once again, here is Tony Daniel on The Savage Hawkman:
"...this is a really fun project for me, I'm taking a character with a very complicated history, and streamlining him a bit, making it a good jump on point for new readers, but old readers will be able to recognize the character"
"My artist Philip Tan is doing amazing, amazing art. I've never seen someone so excited to draw..."
"We're gonna bring some new characters into Hawkman's world, introduce some new foes, a new nemesis who is an enemy equal to him"
"It's his Lex Luthor. his Joker."
Jim Lee also added "[H]e draws all his pages in Starbucks, so all his pages are very caffeine driven."
Sounds like Daniel is really jazzed to be working on this series. I have high hopes that this new take on Hawkman sticks and that the character soars to new heights (pun intended!).