Shanks Has "Fantastic Hawkman Sequence" in "Icarus"

Michael Shanks as Hawkman in SMALLVILLE (The CW)Smallville producer Brian Peterson told TV Guide that the episode “Icarus” will contain “a fantastic Hawkman sequence” for Stargate star Michael Shanks. This episode is the show’s mid-season finale and will premiere this coming Friday, December 10, at 8/7c on The CW.

Shanks told his fans at the recent Creation Stargate Convention in Los Angeles that his Hawkman costume was changed so that his wings were digitally produced. He hopes that these new wings will be more realistic-looking than the ones he wore in Absolute Justice, which were operated by puppeteers and were so cumbersome that they threw him off balance.

This episode also includes a cameo of Universe star Alaina Huffman as Black Canary.

Here’s the preview (embedded from YouTube):

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Alaina Huffman as The Black Canary (The CW)
Alaina Huffman as The Black Canary (The CW)
From Rich Sands at TV Guide:

Smallville‘s fall finale will be heavy on the heroes, with guest appearances by Hawkman (Michael Shanks) and Stargirl (Britt Irvin) and cameos by Black Canary (Alaina Huffman) and Chloe (Alison Mack, in a scene that was cut from the season premiere for time).

But more heroes means more threats, including iconic DC Comics villain Deathstroke, the new superhuman alter ego of General Slade Wilson (Michael Hogan). Meanwhile, public hostility toward the heroes is getting uglier.

“I kind of of refer to this as the Empire Strikes Back part of our show,” says exec producer Brian Peterson. “At the beginning of it, everybody is on top of the world, and then there’s a bit of a cataclysmic ending to it all.”[/spoiler]

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