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The CW have announced that they have cast the role of Ra’s Al Ghul, the head of the league of assassins and father of Nyssa. While Liam Neeson did express interest in returning to the iconic role, and a lot of us have been praying for that, the CW have announced that Matt Nable (Riddick, Killer Elite) will be taking on the role.

In the comics Ra’s Al Ghul is one of Batman’s most dangerous enemies but also the Grandfather to Damien Wayne. Ra’s has access to the Lazarus Pit, a natural phenomenon with amazing restorative powers. It is unclear at the moment whether the pit will be making an appearance in Arrow. Ra’s will most likely be coming to Starling City in order to hunt down Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) a former member of the league.

A new trailer for season 3 of Arrow have also been released suggesting a lighter tone for the series, although thats not very hard after the Slade/ Deathstroke storyline for the end of last series. With Ra’s on his way to Starling City this lighter atmosphere isn’t likely to stick around.

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Arrow Season 3 will premier on October 8th and will be joined on The CW’s schedule by spin-off, The Flash. Early reviews for the premier of The Flash suggest it is one show this year to be excited for.

Which of the new DC shows are you looking forward to most? Gotham, Constantine or The Flash?

In other DC TV news the team behind Arrow are currently pitch a show based on Super Girl, Kara Zor El the cousin of Kal El. Who would you like to see take on the role of Kara?

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