Today on Stephen Amell’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, the “Arrow” star announced that Matt Nable will be playing the role of Ra’s al Ghul season three’s main villain.
Nable, best known for his role as Boss Johns in the 2013 movie “Riddick”, will be first appearing as the character in episode 4 titled “The Magican.”
The last time Ra’s was portrayed on screen was in “Batman Begins” and was played by Liam Neeson. “Arrow” executive producer Marc Guggenheim had this to say on the how this version of Ra’s differs from the one seen in “Batman Begins”.
“We have a really clever way of doing Ra’s this year that is true to the comic-book origins but different from the way Ra’s was portrayed in the Nolan movies. You don’t want to compete with Batman Begins, even though we’ve always said Batman Begins was a big influence on us. We really wanted our Ra’s to be very different — at least our own Arrow-ified version.”
“Arrow” season three will premiere on October 8th on the CW.