Liam Neeson Shares His Positive Take on “Arrow’s” Ra’s al Ghul

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Liam Neeson Shares His Positive Take on “Arrow’s” Ra’s al Ghul

The actor who has depicted his roles with intense superiority, Liam Neeson remarks his rather enthusiastic acceptance of the possibility of starring in The CW’s “Arrow” to reprise his role in Christopher Nolan‘s “Dark Knight” trilogy as Ra’s al Ghul. Read on to know more about the details of this story.

So long as accuracy is concerned, The CW’s “Arrow” and Warner Bros.’ “Dark Knight” has long been compared at how much their representation of the DC Comic universe stories are recognizable. However, it has come in astounding accounts that “Arrow” has begun to create a light of its own, without going along and shadowing under the success of the”Dark Knight” trilogy. Be that as it may, the applauded TV show has managed to adapt the movie’s grounded style of comic book incorporation. With that, it is able to produce a different kind of adaptation that suits the taste of comic book fans and general audiences alike.  (via Screen Rant)


The coming of the series’ third season marks the introduction of the show’s take on the powerful character, that is, Ra’s al Ghul, who is known to be the leader of the professional killing clan — League of Assassins. It is then inevitable that the pressure for the show runners to maintain (or outdo) the movie’s take on the very influential DC Comic character. Liam Neeson was the one who managed to hit the character’s visage with extreme proficiency in the “Dark Knight” trilogy. This gave everybody the impression that he is the ultimate personification of Ra’s al Ghul.

That being put out to the world, such pressure doesn’t have to exist as the award-winning actor remarked during MTV’s interview for “A Walk Among the Tombstones”  that he would grab  the opportunity once more in reprising his titular role whether it be on TV or the big screen.

As the questions drifted towards the possibility of him reprising his role, he answered with resounding positive remarks.

“I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah. Very much so,” stated Neeson as published on MTV News.

Despite having such a response that will send fans towards extreme excitement, it is more unlikely that the creators of the series will be treading on said grounds. Backed up by HitFix’s feature, DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns made a clear statement that there will be no integration in the DC Comics film and TV show universe, maintaining their creative separation of having to represent each mediums in the best version each facet could master.

Being familiar with  the creative correspondence for each mediums, the in-demand Hollywood actor closed the premise with an essential advice to whoever will land the very powerful 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,” relayed Neeson via MTV News.

The premise may show some high unlikelihood of Neeson reprising the role for the series, but we’re not really sure as to what the creators of “Arrow” are really planning to do. The Season 3 is set to premiere on The CW on Oct. 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. You can also catch Liam Neeson on “A Walk Among The Tombstones” opening in theaters on Sept. 19, 2014.

That concludes our update on Liam Neeson’s positive take in reprising the role of Ra’s al Ghul. Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news in the entertainment world.


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