Stargate's Shanks as Smallville's Hawkman (pic)

Remember we reported that Stargate SG-1's Michael Shanks would play Hawkman in an upcoming episode of The CW's Smallville?

Well, TV Guide has posted a sneak-peek image of Shanks in the full costume, which you can marvel at above.

To which we say ... wha? Really? That's their Hawkman outfit?

Well, they tried to stay true to the comic-book look of the character (see below), but given how they've stylized and snazzed up the costumes for everyone from the Flash to Green Arrow over the years, wouldn't you think they'd come up with something a bit less ... cheesy and on the nose?

Maybe it'll look better in action. Shanks dons the Hawkman costume in a two-hour movie event featuring the Justice Society, airing Feb. 5, 2010; the second hour is directed by Tom Welling, who stars as Clark Kent.

What do you think of Shanks as Hawkman?

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