We already knew that DC Comics' Hawkman was set to take flight on television this coming season, first in episodes of "Arrow" and "The Flash," and then on The CW's superhero spinoff series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," but now we know he'll be dropping in for more than a fly-by cameo.
In an interview with DCLegendsTV.com, "Legends of Tomorrow" Executive Producer Phil Klemmer was asked if the hero was going to be a regular part of the series. "He is," Klemmer stated. "He absolutely is."
In the comics, Hawkman and Hawkgirl's relationship is a complicated one, involving past lives, predestined love and other complications, and according to Klemmer, the show will follow in its comic book source material's footsteps.
"[T]he way we've imagined them is that they've obviously been reincarnated through the ages together, but the fact that he remembers their previous lives and she doesn't... it gives them very much like a Bogie & Bacall sort of [relationship]," Klemmer said, explaining how Hawkman's presence will enhance rather than detract from Hawkgirl as a character.
"They're constantly fighting, and the fact that they're destined to be in love is something that seems impossible to her," he continued. "That's the kind of sentimentality that we really strive to avoid on this show. The fact that they're going to be together someday, we try desperately at every moment to disprove that, this is going to be the one time that they decide to, like, shoot each other in the face."
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" spins off from "The Flash" and "Arrow" and is slated for a mid-season debut on The CW.