Arrow season three is looking bigger and better all the time, in no small part due to the big reveal of Ra’s al Ghul’s appearance. But given how many times he came up in season two, it was kind of inevitable. Then, our old friend Liam Neeson is threw some gas on the fire. The acclaimed actor played Ra’s al Ghul in the Nolan Batman franchise and said in a recent interview he’d be willing to reprise the role for the popular TV series.
Just let that sink in for a moment.
This isn’t the first time Neeson has followed a film character to TV. He did the voice work for Qui-Gon Jinn, his Star Wars: The Phantom Menace character, for the animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
You’d have to imagine that everyone involved in the production of Arrow and it’s spin off The Flash started asking themselves if this would have feasible, assuming no one has been cast already. Unfortunately, the point is moot as it looks like someone was.
Matt Nable, star of Riddick, has been cast in the role of Ra’s al Ghul on Arrow. I’m sure Nadble will do a great job and was most likely cast before Neeson started talking about his desire to reprise his film role. And it’s highly unlikely that DC/Warner Bros. would have allowed such a crossover, implied or otherwise, between their films and TV shows, something they have been avoiding.
Sigh… All we can is wonder what could have been and enjoy another great season of Arrow as it is.Source: ca.ign.com