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Carlos Rosario Gonzalez

Fox's Gotham is currently on break, but the show's return this April will see directly challenging the Court of Owls, Gotham City's mysterious group of wealthy and powerful figures. Little does he know that the man controlling the secret society is the leader of the League of Shadows, Ra's al Ghul.

Alexander Siddig from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Da Vinci's Demons will portray Ra's in the second half of the season, becoming one of the show's most important additions from Batman's classic rogues gallery.

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Alexander Siddig in "Da Vinci's Demons" [Credit: Starz]
Alexander Siddig in "Da Vinci's Demons" [Credit: Starz]

The first live-action iteration of was introduced in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. Portrayed by Liam Neeson, Ra's became a combat teacher to Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), but after revealing his evil intentions to the young billionaire, Ra's was left for dead in the mountains of Bhatar, later to return and cause havoc in Gotham City. Ra's implications in Batman Begins extended to Nolan's third film, The Dark Knight Rises, where his daughter Talia al Ghul and disciple , were central to the movie.

Ra's al Ghul was later introduced in Season 3 of The CW's . Portrayed by Matthew Nable, this iteration of Ra's was grounded in the mysticism of its comic book counterpart.

'Arrow' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Arrow' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

Being alive for hundreds of years thanks to the Lazarus Pit, Ra's became one of Oliver Queen's toughest opponents in the history of the show and gave fans one of TV's most jaw-dropping cliffhangers when in the mid-season finale of Season 3, the audience was left to believe that Ra's killed Oliver.

With two tremendous portrayals of Ra's al Ghul, it'll be fascinating to see what Alexander Siddig will bring to the table. The renowned actor never fails to impress, so its safe to assume that he will deliver an incredible performance.

His roles in , Game of Thrones and Da Vinci's Demons were all fantastic and now Gotham is set to unleash the best live-action version of the ruthless leader of the League of Shadows we've seen yet when he makes his debut on the Fox network series.

Are you excited to see Alexander Siddig as Ra's al Ghul in Season 3 of Gotham? Let me know in the comments below!

[Source: Variety]


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