During San Diego 2014 comic con, it was announced the ‘The Demon’s Head’ himself Ra’s Al Ghul will be making his 1st ever live action TV debut for the 3rd season of Arrow. During DCTV’s comic con panel hosted by our very own ‘Hood’ archer Stephen Amell, the announcement was met will lots of praise from fans alike, on the 3hr panel. Avid fans of the Arrow-verse could have expected Ra’s coming in as the second season built it up with the ‘Dark Archer’ Malcolm Merlyn and Moira Queen’s conversation, Producer Marc Guggenheim explained –
“It really happened very organically in the sense that we had this notion that in episode 16 we were going to reveal that Malcolm Merlyn was trained by the League of Assassins and that’s because of the comic book. We were like, you know what we’re going to do? We’re going to get away with a little reference about a guy in Nanda Parbat who changed his life, That was just the beginning.”
“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,” he says. “We really wanted our Ra’s to be very different — at least our own Arrow – ified version.”
Have a look at the trailer for Arrow season 3, including the snippet of the Ra’s Al Ghul reveal –
Are you excited for Ra’s Al Ghul appearing in Arrow?
Do you think he can top Slade Wilson’s threat to Ollie?
And, what else can you expect from Season 3 of Arrow?
More to come from SDCC 2014…