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‘Riddick’ star Matt Nable joins the cast of ‘Arrow’ as iconic villain Ra’s al Ghul

Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): ‘Riddick’ star Matt Nable has been cast as the prolific DC Comics villain Ra’s al Ghul on The CW comic-book drama ‘Arrow’.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nable’s character will feature in the third season in a recurring role and will first appear in the fourth episode, “The Magician,” also Arrow’s 50th milestone.

The villain, who is the leader of the League of Assassins and father of Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law), is proud and unforgiving, a ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts and a shaper of history and even carries the wisdom of the ages and protects some of its greatest secrets.

Stephen Amell first revealed the news on Twitter, shortly after a new 90-second season-three trailer made the rounds. Ra’s’ presence was first revealed in a lengthy season-three trailer unveiled at Comic-Con.

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim said that they 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 Christopher Nolan movies. One doesn’t want to compete with Batman Begins, even though we’ve always said Batman Begins was a big influence on them and that they really wanted their Ra’s to be very different – at least their own Arrow-ified version. (ANI)