On Arrow's last season, we saw Oliver and his team encounter villains that possess powers and abilities above those of normal humans. CBR Trailers released a new Season 4 featurette that examines the two villains, Damien Darhk and Vandal Savage.
Neal McDonoughn, who plays Damien Darhk reveals more details about his powerful villain, a being he views as at one time being similar to Oliver in many ways.
"When I was offered to play Damien Darhk, there wasn't a whole lot of history to the character. We worked through different ideas of who he was. We tried to make him as much Lex Luthor Gene Hackman crazy fun, not just dark, dark, dark. Damien really actually admires and looks up to Arrow. This is the only adversary I have in the world, true adversary, and he doesn't even have my powers. How does he keep doing it? Well it's pure good will that he has, and Damien at one time I'm sure was the same as Oliver, that he was pure good will at some point, and something happened to change his life. You know, if it were a different life these guys would be brothers. Just when you think Damien's done he just gets stronger and stronger and stronger. "
Then the video shifts the spotlight to the immortal villain, Vandal Savage. DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan Didio explained why Vandal Savage is powerful:
"So what his greatest strength is is time, and planning, and awareness, and knowledge, and all the stuff that can only be accumulated by experiencing these things first hand, and reapplying it to whatever your plans are going forward. If he was in theories the first man, um, he wants to be the last man standing and work his way through time to achieve that goal."
Arrow Season 5 will begin in the CW on October.