Just yesterday, The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow awoke one of its heaviest hitters in casting Hawkman for the 2015 Arrow / Flash crossover, and so too has its opposing evil ridden. Danish actor Casper Crump will play the immortal role of DC’s Vandal Savage, also first appearing in the crossover special.

As confirmed by the initial trailer, Vandal Savage will figure in as the official Legends of Tomorrow big bad (at least in its first season), following his initial appearance in the crossover. The character is commonly known through comic books as a neanderthal given immortality and advanced intellect, recurring through history as a major antagonist to any number of heroes.

So reads the official Legends of Tomorrow description:

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?

Set for 15 episodes (to start), thus far we know Legends of Tomorrow will include among its cast Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Jay Jackson (Franz Drameh), Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), Caity Lotz, and time-traveler Rip Hunter (Doctor Who alum Arthur Darvill).

Legends of Tomorrow remains mostly shrouded in mystery, but how might the addition of Vandal Savage factor into this year’s Arrow / Flash crossover?

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