With Geoff Johns (The Flash) scripting an episode Smallville, folks are in anticipation of which characters from the Justice Society would actually show up.

The recent news breaking on the street is that Hawkman, Doctor Fate and Stargirl will be showing up.  So we can now add these three to the other cast of heroes that will be gracing the episodes of Smallville, such as Green Arrow’s sidekick, Speedy (Appearing October 23rd) and the Wonder Twins.

What has me worried. though, is who is reportedly playing Hawkman.  Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) is slated to appear as Hawkman.  I’m happy to see Michael getting work, but I’m worried – as in career move worried.  Is this the best direction Michael can go?  I’ve been hoping for bigger, better roles from him since his time on Stargate.  But that’s just me.

Brent Stait will be playing Doctor Fate and Britt Irvin (Aliens in America) is noted as playing Stargirl.

Here’s a tidbit about Hawkman: Geoff Johns says that Hawkman will have his wings and mace and he won’t be getting along with Green Arrow at all.

This Smallville episode we’re talking about will air in January, and it’s been noted that other Justice Society members will also appear, though I haven’t seen any details yet.

Is it me, or is The CW pulling out all the stops this season with the different heroes passing through?  What’s up?  It’s like a last bru-ha-ha party.  I hope that’s not the case.  Is anyone else having the same concerns?

Sources:  Splash Page, Splash Page, IGN