Originally Posted by MagnarTheGreat
I see this come up every now and then but, movie Ra's never chose Bruce as his successor. He chose him to destroy Gotham City because he could be in an ideal position to pull it off when he returns to Gotham. That's all that's ever elaborated on.
Well, he does call him his "greatest student" and that he should be standing at his side. Sounds to me like he could have very well made Bruce his no. 2 and heir to the throne.