Marc Guggenheim Discusses Damien Darhk on Arrow. The CW’s Arrow has been known for their wide range of villains during its run. However, EP Marc Guggenheim says that this next villain will be the worst of the worst once he arrives in Starling City this fall.
Arrow has had it’s fair share of villains in the past three seasons, so having Damien Darhk added to the gallery is the one Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has to look out for. He was teased during last season as a former associate of Ra’s Al Ghul (Matt Nable) who went rogue after a falling out. Speaking with Access Hollywood, Marc Guggenheim told them why Neal McDonough’s Damien Darhk will be Oliver’s most dangerous adversary so far.
Damien’s a different kind of villain than we’ve had on the show before. He’s not as centurion as Ra’s, he’s not as looney tune as Slade, he’s not as — and people will be surprised I use this word — but he’s not as noble as Malcolm Merlyn. He’s pure evil. We wanted someone who was truly, truly malevolent. We’ve never done that on the show before. All of our big bads always thought they were doing… the wrong thing for the right reason. This guy does the wrong thing for the wrong reasons.
It looks like this villain will be purely evil by the looks of it. Marc Guggenheim added that we won’t have to wait too long to meet Damien Darhk face-to-face.
It’s a bad situation to have this guy coming in. And the other thing that we’re doing that’s different is in past seasons, you’ve had to wait ’til usually the mid-season finale to meet the big bad and have Oliver confront the big bad. We are coming out of the gate strong. We’re not waiting and actually, that itself has really energized the show and it infuses even the ‘villain of the week’ episodes with an epic-ness that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
Are you excited to see Neal McDonough make his on-screen presence as Damien Darhk?
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