Greg Berlanti could probably do with a sit-down. As exec producer of both Arrow and The Flash he has been promoting the hell out of both recently.
When attending a premiere of The Flash’s pilot at Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, he gave a few words to Comic Book Resource about why Matt Nable (below) is the right Ra’s al-Ghul for Arrow: “Performance, performance, performance. You know, I think we have a great history that we enjoy with the show, and when you have a character like that, the character is the name [value]. We just look for who feels the best for what we imagine in our head, and we knew we wanted someone who felt very different than Slade Wilson felt, because that was sort of a two-year build up. We had a whole different kind of vibe that we wanted and Matt Nable is that. I can’t wait for people to see him do it.”
When asked if he’d heard Liam Neeson saying that he’d take the role if it was offered, he responded: “I heard it! You know, I think he’s very gracious to make that comment, but we were really blessed to find our Ra’s al-Ghul.”
Man, we can’t wait to see where Nable takes the character!
Arrow Season 3 is scheduled to start on 8 October 2014.