DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns made an announcement during a WBTV panel at San Diego Comic Con: Hawkman will appear on the new series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Although no one has been cast in the role, Hawkman will appear during the first half of the season in both Arrow and The Flash. And both series should help to explain (Brandon Routh) Ray Palmer/The Atom’s unfortunate incident during the Season Three finale of Arrow. As well as set up the return of Sara Lance played by Caity Lotz. Hawkgirl will be played by Ciara Reneé.
No announcement has been made regarding the casting of Vandal Savage, the major villain of the first season.
The official description of the show is as follows: 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? DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber (The Flash, Alias); Brandon Routh (Arrow, Superman Returns); Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who); Caity Lotz (Arrow); Ciarra Reneé (Pippin); Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow); with Dominic Purcell (The Flash, Prison Break); and Wentworth Miller (The Flash, Prison Break). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Pan), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Eli Stone, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash, Eli Stone, Warehouse 13) and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Pan).
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere during the midseason in 2016 on The CW.