The DC Universe is about to be introduced to one of their most dangerous villains yet. After both “The Flash” and “Arrow” have used important villains for both of their central characters, and the introduction of the League of Assassins and Ra’s al Ghul in this past season of “Arrow”, it looks like the universe is about to be changed forever. With “Legends of Tomorrow” set to be the CW’s largest DC show to date, both in the number of main characters and scale, the villain will have to be able to match the size of the main team.
So when it was revealed that the show’s main villain would be none other than Vandal Savage, to say fans were excited would be a massive understatement. This will be the first time that Savage has ever recieved a live-action treatment, and a lot of expectations are riding on the backs of the showrunners and writers to make sure this beloved character is done right.
Whether or not that will happen is still unknown, but it looks like fans finally have a face to put to the name. Variety has reported that Danish actor Casper Crump has officially been cast as Vandal Savage in the series. The character will be introduced in “The Flash” and “Arrow” crossover episodes before continuing on in “Legends of Tomorrow” when it makes its midseason premiere. Crump’s past work includes the original Danish version of “The Killing” (“Forbrydelsen”), and is set to appear in David Yates’ live-action adaptation of “Tarzan” next year.
For those of you who don’t know, Vandal Savage is an immortal who has spent the past 6,000 years leaving his mark periodically throughout history as he works towards his final goal of ruling the universe.
This comes following yesterday’s announcement that Carter Hall a.k.a. Hawkman will also be introduced in the series as well, with the cast list for the series continuing to grow. With both Hawkman and Hawkgirl being reincarnations of people born thousands of years ago, as well as Savage being an immortal — it’ll be interesting to see how the immortality and time-jumping is handled in the series.
The CW doesn’t necessarily have the largest budget for the kinds of effects and sets that audiences might see on a Netflix or HBO series, so how they manage to execute the ambition of the project will likely depend on how the series is received by audiences.
“Arrow” and “The Flash” are set to premiere on October 6th & 7th on the CW, just a few months before “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”
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