Gotham Casts Alexander Siddig as Ra’s al Ghul

Ra’s al Ghul made his first appearance in the comics in Batman #232 back in June 1971. Since then, he has become one of the Caped Crusader’s linchpin villains, even eventually becoming the grandfather of Batman’s son Damian.

According to Variety, Alexander Siddig has been cast to play the leader of the League of Shadows on Gotham.

As Bruce (David Mazouz) pulls the veil off the Court of Owls, he learns the man pulling the strings is in fact Ra’s al Ghul. A man shrouded in mystery — and the leader of the international criminal organization the League of Shadows — Ra’s al Ghul uses his cunning and deception to lay waste to his enemies, and will prove to be Bruce’s most dangerous adversary yet.

Siddig is the latest actor to play the character on screen. Liam Neeson played the character in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises, and Matt Nable played the character throughout the third season of Arrow.

Ra’s al Ghul made his first appearance in the comics in Batman #232 back in June 1971. Since then, he has become one of the Caped Crusader’s linchpin villains, even eventually becoming the grandfather of Batman’s son Damian.

Whether from Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Primeval, Atlantis, or Game of Thrones, we here at SciFi Pulse have been fans of Alexander Siddig’s work for years. We look forward to his interpretation of this iconic role.

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.

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