Falk Hentschel Cast In 'Legends Of Tomorrow' As Hawkman & Here's What We Know About The DC Comics Series So Far

The world has a Hawkman, and his name is Falk Hentschel! Entertainment Weekly reported on Monday that DC's newest addition to the cast of their upcoming show Legends Of Tomorrow is 30-year old Hentschel, who will be playing Carter Hall, also known as Hawkman. Hawkman is "the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to reincarnate throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renée). Like Kendra, Carter can access the powers of the Hawk God, Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as Hawkman." It's an exciting new addition to the rest of the cast of the forthcoming CW show — but what else do we know about the series so far? Legends Of Tomorrow is creating a lot of buzz, because people love, want, and need their heroes, so let's take a look at the details we've got at hand so far, though much of the show is still shrouded in mystery.

First and foremost, you may wonder: what IS Legends Of Tomorrow? It's a spin-off of the popular CW series Arrow and The Flash, and it will be debuting mid-season, meaning there will likely only be eight to twelve episodes in its first season (don't worry, it will for sure get renewed, I'm betting). The plot of the show sounds, well, legendary, and the trailer that the CW debuted at the beginning of the summer is sure to have fans of Arrow and The Flash salivating. According to the press release from the CW, Legends Of Tomorrow is going to tackle a threat like the world has never seen:

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?

Hentschel's Hawkman joins the team of legends, and though they be but ragtag, they be fierce — there's Atom (Brandon Routh), White Canary (Caity Lotz), Heatwave and Captain Cold (Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller), Firestorm (Victor Garber), Arrow and The Flash, of course (Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin); and Hawkman's soulmate herself, Ciara Renee's Hawkgirl. But, as Bustle's Nick Romano notes, the most exciting reveal from the trailer were the "two new characters joining the fold that are setting the tone for what's coming: The first is Arthur Darvill from Doctor Who, who's playing another comic book character Rip Hunter who tries to get these unlikely teammates to work together to fight one of the biggest villains the DC comics has ever seen... and that, folks, is Vandal Savage." Savage is a villain like no other — he's immortal, which could present quite the issue for these legends.

Unfortunately, Legends Of Tomorrow won't be premiering until 2016, but there's no harm in looping the trailer over and over again. It's worth it.