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Liam Neeson says he would return as Ra's al Ghul for Arrow

Aug. 29, 2014by:

If you watched the second season of Arrow then you no doubt heard the mention of supervillain Ra's al Ghul. Unsurprisingly he will be the main antagonist of the third season which is set to premiere on October 8, 2014. While people are still waiting to hear which actor will portray Ra’s al Ghul for the starring role, Liam Neeson has mentioned he is more than willing to reprise his role from Christopher Nolan’s BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.

He said to MTV while promoting his upcoming film A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES:

"No, I haven’t [been approached], I haven’t at all. I would [do it], in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so.'

I wonder if the producers of Arrow even thought to ask Neeson, or maybe they figured it was too unlikely that the star would work for the CW show. Regardless he did offer some advice for whoever ends up in the role:

“They have to believe in their philosophy. Ra’s al Ghul absolutely believed what he was doing was ultimately saving civilization, and it was quite a good argument he comes up with. Throughout the ages this fraternity, that brought the plague to wipe out a section of mankind because it needed to be regenerated again. Very dangerous, but you have to believe it.”

Are you watching Arrow? Would you have liked to see Neeson return as Ra's al Ghul?

He might be better suited for a comedy I would have thought:

Source: MTV

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9:59PM on 09/01/2014
I've never seen ths show, but more Neeson can only be a good thing.

Worried about the implied connection to TDK? Nonsense. Take a page from the Bond franchise, having the same Q for well over 10 movies with different Bonds, there's also the case of Judi Dench.
I've never seen ths show, but more Neeson can only be a good thing.

Worried about the implied connection to TDK? Nonsense. Take a page from the Bond franchise, having the same Q for well over 10 movies with different Bonds, there's also the case of Judi Dench.
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10:24PM on 08/31/2014
I love Neeson but bringing him on would automatically link Nolan's universe with this one, which I'm sure no one has any intention of doing.
I love Neeson but bringing him on would automatically link Nolan's universe with this one, which I'm sure no one has any intention of doing.
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11:15AM on 08/31/2014

Liam Neeson?

Wasn't Liam Neeson playing Ducard and Ken Watanabe was playing Ra's Al Ghul?
Wasn't Liam Neeson playing Ducard and Ken Watanabe was playing Ra's Al Ghul?
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10:22PM on 08/31/2014
Where's that pic of Picard hanging his head in shame when you need it.?
Where's that pic of Picard hanging his head in shame when you need it.?
12:43AM on 09/02/2014
...did you stop watching the movie after Batman says "I'm Batman" ...was it like... You say Batman beginning and thought the movie was over? HELP ME UNDERSTAND
...did you stop watching the movie after Batman says "I'm Batman" ...was it like... You say Batman beginning and thought the movie was over? HELP ME UNDERSTAND
11:10AM on 09/02/2014
Jekkie24601, In the Batman Begins movie Ra's Al Ghul is played by Ken Wantanabe and Liam Neeson plays someone called Ducard. I know later on in the movie while attending Bruce Wayne's birthday party Ducard is introduced as Ra's Al Ghul, but in the film credits, he is Ducard. I hope I have HELPED YOU UNDERSTAND.
Jekkie24601, In the Batman Begins movie Ra's Al Ghul is played by Ken Wantanabe and Liam Neeson plays someone called Ducard. I know later on in the movie while attending Bruce Wayne's birthday party Ducard is introduced as Ra's Al Ghul, but in the film credits, he is Ducard. I hope I have HELPED YOU UNDERSTAND.
7:29AM on 08/31/2014

I love pretty much all of Liam's performances

Liam coming back as Ra's would be an interesting curio but I think Arrow needs to be it's own thing. I like the idea of Oded Fehr more.
Besides, Liam has got a pretty interesting slate coming up. "Silence," "A Monster Calls" and "Run All Night." Now, that last one is definitely one I'm looking forward to.
Then there is the return of Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA man from Ballymena. I'm still hoping they will pull something out of the bag with that one. What with the cast including Forest Whitaker
Liam coming back as Ra's would be an interesting curio but I think Arrow needs to be it's own thing. I like the idea of Oded Fehr more.
Besides, Liam has got a pretty interesting slate coming up. "Silence," "A Monster Calls" and "Run All Night." Now, that last one is definitely one I'm looking forward to.
Then there is the return of Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA man from Ballymena. I'm still hoping they will pull something out of the bag with that one. What with the cast including Forest Whitaker and Dougray Scott there may just be just a chance of that. Besides the knew one apparently has Mills being framed for murder so at least they are changing the formula.
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10:08PM on 08/30/2014
I think he'd rethink that statement if he watched a minute of that piece of shit show
I think he'd rethink that statement if he watched a minute of that piece of shit show
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3:01AM on 08/31/2014
Yeah, no.
Yeah, no.
11:00AM on 08/30/2014
While that could have been neat if Neeson reprised his role, it might mess up, or possibly link, TDK movies to Arrow which could also be a mistake. I dunno.
While that could have been neat if Neeson reprised his role, it might mess up, or possibly link, TDK movies to Arrow which could also be a mistake. I dunno.
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6:47AM on 08/30/2014
I doubt The Arrow has the budget to afford someone like Neeson. It is a CW show after all and it is no secret that their production budgets are smaller than those of other major networks or premium cable shows. That said I am very impressed what they are doing with their limited ressources.
I doubt The Arrow has the budget to afford someone like Neeson. It is a CW show after all and it is no secret that their production budgets are smaller than those of other major networks or premium cable shows. That said I am very impressed what they are doing with their limited ressources.
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12:10AM on 08/30/2014
And for Christ sake I hope Arrow starts to pronounce his goddamn name right. Another bad detail in the Nolan films that always bugged me.
And for Christ sake I hope Arrow starts to pronounce his goddamn name right. Another bad detail in the Nolan films that always bugged me.
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12:18AM on 08/30/2014
The whole thing in the Batman Beyond episode Out of the Past with Talia continuously correcting Terry on the pronunciation felt like it was actually pre-empting the Nolan movies.
The whole thing in the Batman Beyond episode Out of the Past with Talia continuously correcting Terry on the pronunciation felt like it was actually pre-empting the Nolan movies.
9:39AM on 08/30/2014
But the DCAU was also wrong. According to Arabs, the correct pronunciation would be "rass", not "raysh".

Of course, rumor has it that Neil Adams says "Razz" and Dennis O'Neill, "Raysh". Since they created the character, you can pretty much pick the pronunciation you like...
But the DCAU was also wrong. According to Arabs, the correct pronunciation would be "rass", not "raysh".

Of course, rumor has it that Neil Adams says "Razz" and Dennis O'Neill, "Raysh". Since they created the character, you can pretty much pick the pronunciation you like...
10:35AM on 08/30/2014
I honestly think it sounds better as "Rass".
I honestly think it sounds better as "Rass".
12:07AM on 08/30/2014

I love Liam Neeson...BUT

I always felt he was pretty bland as Ras Al Ghul. I think Nolan never really used Ras or Talia in the right way. Ras al Ghul is one of the best villains in comics. Let someone else have a crack.
I always felt he was pretty bland as Ras Al Ghul. I think Nolan never really used Ras or Talia in the right way. Ras al Ghul is one of the best villains in comics. Let someone else have a crack.
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11:01PM on 08/29/2014
So, the universes may be kinda screwy from it , but if you can get Liam neeson, you get Liam neeson.
So, the universes may be kinda screwy from it , but if you can get Liam neeson, you get Liam neeson.
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10:58PM on 08/29/2014
I would love this, but wasn't Oded Fehr cast as Ra's in Arrow?
I would love this, but wasn't Oded Fehr cast as Ra's in Arrow?
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10:44PM on 08/29/2014

So what if "Ras" has been cast already....

Are you forgetting he did not make his apperance known right away in BB. The Green Arrow would have no idea who he is yet, he could still show up as Ras if the writers wanted him.
Are you forgetting he did not make his apperance known right away in BB. The Green Arrow would have no idea who he is yet, he could still show up as Ras if the writers wanted him.
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8:48PM on 08/29/2014
I would love it and it's great that he's willing to, but this has been established as a separate universe and I think it should be kept that way.
I would love it and it's great that he's willing to, but this has been established as a separate universe and I think it should be kept that way.
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8:30PM on 08/29/2014
Heck Yeah! I'd love to see Neeson comes back as Ras Al Ghul.
Heck Yeah! I'd love to see Neeson comes back as Ras Al Ghul.
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8:21PM on 08/29/2014
Neeson's one of my favorite actors, but that guy needs to start having some quality control when it comes to taking roles (I pretend he didn't do battleship). He's an oscar-caliber actor and needs to find a role to showcase his dramatic side again, b/c it's been a lot of action films lately. I don't want to say Arrow is beneath his talents, but, well, it is.
Neeson's one of my favorite actors, but that guy needs to start having some quality control when it comes to taking roles (I pretend he didn't do battleship). He's an oscar-caliber actor and needs to find a role to showcase his dramatic side again, b/c it's been a lot of action films lately. I don't want to say Arrow is beneath his talents, but, well, it is.
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10:39PM on 08/29/2014
Yea I have to agree with you. The thought he obviously put into the role is a clear testament to his quality as an actor. I hate to say it, because he is one of my favorite actors, but this would seem like a cash move to me. But I'll watch anything he does, the only movie I can think of recently that I didn't like was Taken 2, and even then he wasn't the problem.
Yea I have to agree with you. The thought he obviously put into the role is a clear testament to his quality as an actor. I hate to say it, because he is one of my favorite actors, but this would seem like a cash move to me. But I'll watch anything he does, the only movie I can think of recently that I didn't like was Taken 2, and even then he wasn't the problem.
8:07PM on 08/29/2014
As a huge fan of Arrow, I would love to see this happen. But like Mr. Voorhees already stated, they probably already have someone in the role already.
As a huge fan of Arrow, I would love to see this happen. But like Mr. Voorhees already stated, they probably already have someone in the role already.
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8:02PM on 08/29/2014

Too bad

The role has been cast and filmed already I'm sure
The role has been cast and filmed already I'm sure
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