Alexander Siddig cast as Ra's al Ghul

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  1. ZIPBAGS Registered

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    Interesting...

     
  2. Arachnerd The White Portuguese

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    Interesting. Glad to hear they actually got someone of Arabian nationality to play him. :up:
     
  3. NotNickFury Registered

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    So now someone's been pulling the Court's strings, even. How high up does this chain of shadowy people in Gotham City go?
     
  4. Arachnerd The White Portuguese

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    You could say the League of Assassins is cooperating with the Court Of Owls in controlling Gotham, but Ra's to be using them for his own end and nothing else.
     
  5. Joe Von Zombie Hell yeah!

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    They finally did something better than Arrow.
     
  6. Arachnerd The White Portuguese

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    I never liked the guy they cast as Ra's as well. He never gave off that sense of mysterious aura and sophistication to me.
     
  7. Kathemy It could happen to you

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    Oh no.

    Well, at least they found the perfect casting choice, like always.
     
  8. John Locke One is Dark One is Light

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    So have the Court of Owls been trying to bring people back to life so that can bring Ra's back?
     
  9. Sawyer High King

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    Their Ra's casting still leaves me scratching my head. Not right aesthetically or in terms of personality. But then, a lot about season 3 leaves me scratching my head.

    Siddig is a great choice (I think I suggested him in a casting thread somewhere), though I never expected to be seeing him when Bruce is still so young. Curious to see how they play this out.
     
  10. Kane52630 Timmverse User

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    Finally, a Ra's al Ghul who's not white. :up:
     
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    I never thought this would happen because cw had a version i find this great news.especilly with siddig in part.

    the CW version was a bit closer to comics than nolan version was.hopefully this will be even better.
     
  12. Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    It's a great character, Siddig's a great actor...hopefully they don't screw him over like they did on Game of Thrones.
     
  13. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I gave up on Gotham a long while back, but Siddig is a fine actor and an interesting choice for Ra's. Good luck to him.
     
  14. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    I haven't watched Gotham for ages. It's good to see Siddig getting another role and as Ra's al Ghul. Has he had any work since Deep Space Nine ended?

    BTW, I didn't realise his uncle is Malcolm McDowell. If you look at them, they actually do have a physical resemblance.
     
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  15. Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    A lot. Films, television...he's been quite active.
     
  16. Lencho01 Shazoogle! Shazoogle!

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    Yay for a Ra's who looks like Ra's.
     
  17. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Why didn't they get him for Arrow instead of that other guy? Although I can't really see him fighting Oliver Queen.
     
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    In live action, at least.
     
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    Because Gotham almost always has flawless casting, while the Arrow does not (this is not to say they have awful casting, just that their cast is nowhere near as consistent as Gotham's).
     
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  20. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    You might be surprised. Give him a few months of training and those magical 'Hollywood protein shakes' :o and who knows! :funny:
     
  21. Dark Raven The Gal from Themyscira

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    Julian Bashir always seemed a bit weedy in Deep Space Nine. He was very skinny. Has Siddig ever played a role where he's tougher and more intimidating?

    As he gets older though, he's sounding more like Malcolm McDowell, and looking more like him, so there is that.
     
  22. Rick the Ruler yung carnivore

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    Watched him in Peaky Blinders. Decent actor.
     
  23. Sawyer High King

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    Looking forward to seeing Ra's on Gotham.
     
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    Yeeeeeessssssss!
     

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