Can anyone on a superhero show stay dead? Not if The CW has anything to say about it, apparently. Although this is a bit of a stretch, a few pics posted on Instagram by actors Ciara Renee and Falk Hentschel — who play Hawkgirl and Hawkman on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — seem to be teasing the possibility of Hentschel’s return to the time-traveling show.
Those watching know that evil Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) killed Hawkman pretty early on into the season’s run, ultimately setting Renee’s character onto a path of vengeance when it was revealed only she can truly end Savage for good. It was a predictable story, but effective, especially given how ridiculous the two look when fully decked out as their winged alter-egos.
Now, in two separate Instagram posts, it appears Hawkgirl might be reunited with her star-crossed lover. Renee’s post claims that “nothing can tear us apart,” while Hentschel’s sarcastically quips that the two “so don’t like one another.” Is it just actors catching up after one of them leaves a show, or a giant conspiracy ending with Hawkman’s ultimate resurrection? You decide!
EP Phil Klemmer hinted that Hawkman’s return could be solely found in flashbacks, which would probably make the most sense:
“The tragedy is [Kendra] just came to believe what he was saying was true — the fact that they were destined to fall in love in this life and every life that has preceded it. That happened on the eve of Vandal killing him,” he says. “What we’re going to explore in our show is her gradually remembering all the lives they had together in various time periods and how they inform this life, how everything she’s learned in her 208 deaths will give her the strength and power and knowledge on how to not fail this time, when she will ultimately confront Vandal Savage.”
Considering that the duo have lived about 208 lives each, it’s at least not the most far-fetched reason for a character to return to a show he’s died in. But it’s getting a little out of hand in the Arrow/The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow universe that The CW is building, especially considering one member of the Legends team has already been brought back from the dead.
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