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“Gremlins” Director Joins “Legends of Tomorrow” Episode “Night of the Hawk”

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“Gremlins” Director Joins “Legends of Tomorrow” Episode “Night of the Hawk”

Today Marc Guggenheim tweeted out the script from “Legends of Tomorrow” episode 8. The photo revealed the name of the episode, “Night of the Hawk,” the and the director, cinema veteran Joe Dante.

Dante is most notably known for his work on “Gremlins,” “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” “Explorers,” and “Innerspace.” What’s interesting about Dante directing an episode of “Legends of Tomorrow” is the scope. For a cult director like Dante to venture over to the small screen must mean the episode is cinema quality, which what they are going for on “Legends.”

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The reveal of the episode title also raises some questions. Does “Night of the Hawk” refer to Hawkman and Hawkgirl — or does it connect to another character? While both Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) are main characters on “Legends of Tomorrow,” the episode could be about them, but is it possible that the episode title is providing a clue for the debut of the yet uncast Connor Hawke?

CBR previously reported that Conner Hawke would be coming to “Legends of Tomorrow,” although little was known about his character at the time. All that is known for certain is that he will be picking up the mantle of a fallen hero and that The CW is looking to cast an actor of mixed race. There has been speculation about whether Hawke would be Oliver Queen’s future son, and as of right now, the only son Oliver has is William, who was revealed in “The Flash”/”Arrow” crossover event last week. “Legends of Tomorrow” will be visiting the future, so it’s possible they could meet Hawke after Oliver has died. An interesting spin on the story would be if Hawke was somehow Diggle (David Ramsey) and Lyla’s (Audrey Marie Anderson) son or grandson. They are casting a multiracial actor, and that could easily fit Diggle and Lyla’s parentage.

“Legends of Tomorrow” debuts on The CW January 21, 2016.

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