Monday, October 26, 2009

Hawkman Cast On Smallville

We have been hearing strong rumors about Hawkman appearing with some of his fellow Justice Society members this season on Smallville, and late last week we got confirmation on the actor who will be playing the Winged Wonder: Michael Shanks, who played Daniel Jackson on the various Stargate TV shows.

I never watched much Stargate but I think Shanks has a fairly good look for Hawkman on the small screen.  He looks to be in good shape, which is a plus, although I imagine he will not be bare-chested.  His face conveys intelligence and intensity, which are the two traits I think are most important for a live action Hawkman.  He is a little young but it is Smallville after all.  And he does look like a museum curator.  How exactly he will be costumed and portrayed (ie, alien or human), we don't know yet, but with Geoff Johns handling the writing chores I am leaning towards Egyptian Prince over Space Cop.  

Speaking of, Johns added this little note on his Twitter account:

Yes, Hawkman will have wings. And a big mace. Oh. And he and Green Arrow don't get along. At all.

Oh yeah, baby!  It's on now!  

Image: Michael Shanks, ???, retrieved from Blog@Newsarama.


Saranga said...

Meep! I get more excited the more i hear about this! Wings! A mace! A GA/Hawkman fighT!

Be still my fangirling heart.

The Irredeemable Shag said...

I really like Michael Shanks, but casting him as an archeologist is a bit of typecasting. As long as the costume/wings look decent, Shanks will deliver on the rest. He was great in Stargate and he did a good job in Burn Notice.

The Irredeemable Shag