Michael Shanks On Being Hawkman In Smallville

Micheal Shanks has been spilling the beans about his appearance as Hawkman in an upcoming two-part Smallville episode featuring The Justice Society.

The former Stargate actor reveals to The Huffington Post , “I think the cat's out of the proverbial bag, but a few characters from the Justice Society are showing up in Smallville this season, in an episode which has now been turned into a two-parter. ‘Society’ is directed by Glen Winter, and the second part, ‘Legends’ is directed by Tom Welling. And both written by Geoff Johns… Let's just say that a few of the Justice Society characters have come out of retirement to meet up with an old foe and happen to cross paths with Clark (Tom Welling) and some of the characters from the Justice League. And let's just say there are some misunderstandings.

“I have done five fittings [for the costume]. I do believe there will be more. I have yet to shoot a frame of film on this episode. This is what I've been doing the most of, is going for fittings and you know, talking to the producers about the character and discussing the elements of the voices. But mostly it's been focused on the costume and the logistics of the costume. Again, it's a necessary thing. I really appreciate the reverence that these guys have.”