At Saturday evening's "Warner Bros. Television presents A Night of DC Entertainment" at Comic-Con, the producers of the CW's Arrow revealed that Ra's al Ghul will be the main reoccurring villain of the drama's third season and they released a new version of the Season 3 trailer that debuted earlier during Comic-Con with additional footage and voiceover that includes the Ra's reveal.
Casting for the role in underway but the character is expected to debut early in the season.
Arrow has been planting seeds for Ra's role since season 1 and according to executive producer Marc Guggenheim, the show's writers and producers have found a unique spin on the long-time Batman villain.
"We have a really clever way of doing Ra's this year that is true to the comic-book origins but different from the way Ra's was portrayed in the Nolan movies. You don't want to compete with Batman Begins, even though we've always saidBatman Begins was a big influence on us," he says. "We really wanted our Ra's to be very different — at least our own Arrow-ified version."
The panel also debuted a new Constantine trailer video, previewing the NBC series. Both new videos are below: