Mr. Shanks continues on to tell the reader that there will be a lot of Carter's back story, including what happened to the rest of his crew and where they currently are in the Smallville world. He also mentions they're will be some "Easter Eggs" within the episode.
There is an appearance by nearly every single member of the Justice Society. Some more than others, obviously. Fans can expect true-to-form characterizations. What Geoff Johns wrote for Hawkman, and what I intended to do with him, was stay loyal to the comic book personality of Carter Hall. There are some interesting twists and turns when it comes to Kent Nelson and Star Girl... In terms of the JSA, there is a lot of backstory. There is a lot of angst and pathos. There is some good resolution at the end as well.
I'm pulling for Flash and Green Lantern... Maybe even Starman. JSA has a giant roster, so I'm sure we'll see the main teammates as the 2 hour long train rolls by.
There are tons of Easter Eggs. I think there are appearances by every single member of the JSA in some fashion or another. I don't want to give too much away. It's all a real neat treat, and a real testament to the comics.
Mr. Shanks gets more in depth with the origins of his character within the interview also.
For all the juicy details, check out the interview on movieweb.
The Egyptian Origin [reincarnation] has more of a romantic implication. Especially when considering his relationship with Hawkgirl. That plays a part of the storytelling seen in this upcoming movie. I believe it's a more believable implication. I don't think they wanted him to be another alien from a different planet. Because isn't that what aliens do? They show up from a different planet and they start kicking ass. There have been stranger things to happen in the DC Universe, but the reincarnation origin brings more romanticism to the character.
I've tried time and time again to get into this show, but I've never really like it; however, JSA + Geoff Johns really appeals to me. I will for sure be at least tivoing this 2-hour event this Friday. Plus, these pictures of Hawkman don't look too bad. How about you guys? Will you watch it?
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