You probably don’t know him unless you’re a fan of the TV show Reckless, on which he plays Arliss. Based on Variety’s announcement, it sounds like they’re going for the Golden Age Hawkman and skipping ahead a bit with Hawkgirl, sans Thanagar retconning for now.
Carter Hall is the latest reincarnation of an Egyptian Prince who is fated to be reborn throughout time along with his soulmate, Kendra Saunders (aka Hawkgirl, played by Ciara RenÃ©e). Like Kendra, Carter can access the powers of the Hawk God, Horus, transforming him into the winged warrior known as Hawkman.
I’m always glad to see Hawkman get some love, but I confess to hoping Hawkgirl would stand alone in Legends of Tomorrow and not be too defined by a past love. At least if they stick to this origin and Hawkgirl being Kendra, she won’t remember their past and he might be kind of annoying about it – keep it comedic instead of stalkerish and there’s potential.