While we all loved what the Nolan movies did with Ra’s Al Ghul, we missed the immortal presence of an enemy that Batman just may not ever be able to beat. But we may get that character in Arrow it seems…
Entertainment Weekly spoke with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg about Ra’s in the show and he was quite clear that this world no loner is a slave to realistic villains and situations: “Now that the Arrow/Flash universe contains people with powers and contains the Mirakuru serum, it gives us a bit more license to be a little more ‘comic book-y’ than certainly even Christopher Nolan set out to do.
A lot of the themes for Oliver’s journey that we were discussing this season are wrapped up in identity. Can he be both Oliver Queen and the Arrow? A lot of that turned out to get tied up with what we thought of Ra’s al Ghul and who he was and where he came from and what his ultimate goals are. All of those things lined up perfectly.”
I think my inner fanboy would explode if the Lazarus pit popped up in Arrow… we can but hope, I suppose.