DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Finds Its Vandal Savage

Following yesterday’s Hawkman casting announcement, DC Entertainment and The CW have announced another new addition to the upcoming “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” with Danish actor Casper Crump (Tarzan) set to play the immortal villain Vandal Savage. In the series, Savage is described as “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.”

Like Falk Hentschel’s Hawkman, Crump will make his debut as Savage in the “Arrow” and “The Flash” crossover event before transitioning fully to “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” also stars Victor Garber, Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” Superman Returns), Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”), Caity Lotz (“Arrow”), Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”), and Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow), with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”) and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”).

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? 

Based on the characters from DC Comics, the new series hails from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow”) serves as executive producer alongside Marc Guggenheim (Eli StonePercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Warehouse 13″) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” Pan).