Even more DC TV casting news here, as the CW has announced that brilliantly named Danish thesp Casper Crump will play immortal villain Vandal Savage in their Arrow/The Flash spin-off show, Legends Of Tomorrow.
Savage has been one of DC Comics’ most prominent and intriguing baddies for many years, and this will mark his live action debut – though a differently named alternate version of the character did pop up on Smallville a few years back. This incarnation is described as follows:
“immortal, having spent the past 6,000 years moving like a virulent disease through history, whispering in the ears of despots and dictators, all leading to his eventual domination of the world.”
Sounds like our man alright! Crump appeared in the original The Killing TV series, and also has a role in next year’s live-action Tarzan movie. He’s set to debut as Savage in the next Arrow/Flash crossover episode before moving on to Legends Of Tomorrow, where he’ll be causing problems for the likes of Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/the Atom), Caity Lotz (Sara Lance/White Canary), Ciara Renee (Hawkgirl), and the recently announced Falk Hentschel as Hawkman.
Tell us, what do you think of this casting? He certainly looks the part, doesn’t he?