Hawkman, Doctor Fate and Stargirl are coming to “Smallville” in the much-anticipated “Justice Society” episode penned by comic scribe Geoff Johns.
According to IGN, Hawkman will be portrayed by Michael Shanks—best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson on “Stargate SG1”—while Brent Stait will wear the golden helmet of Doctor Fate. Stait has also appeared on “Stargate SG1” and “Stargate Atlantis.”
Fancast is also reporting that actress Britt Irvin (“Aliens in America”) has been cast as Stargirl. Additional members of the Justice Society are also expected to appear in the episode when it airs in January.
For Johns, this episode marks his return to “Smallville” after writing last season’s fan favorite Legion of Superheroes episode. Johns has also been increasingly busy in Hollywood with potential film adaptations of “The Flash” and “Shazam.”
As for “Smallville”, the producers appear to be pulling out all the stops this season, from the recent announcement that Julian Sands will appear as Superman’s father Jor-el to upcoming appearances by Speedy and the Wonder Twins.
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