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Arrow has cast the iconic role of its newest villain, Ra's al Ghul, and it's not Liam Neeson even though we tried very hard to wish that into existence. Instead, Riddick star Matt Nable has won the coveted gig, has confirmed. 

Ra's al Ghul is the leader of the League of Assassins and a master of martial arts. He will stop at nothing to keep some secrets buried. He's also the father of Nyssa, played by Katrina Law, who was last seen in the Season 2 finale.

The character will first be introduced in Episode 4 of the show's upcoming third season and will recur for an undisclosed number of episodes. According to the show's producers, Arrow's version of Ra's will stay true to the character that is depicted in the comic books, but with a new spin.

Series star Stephen Amell confirmed the casting news on Twitter, writing: "Please welcome Matt Nable to Arrow. You know who he's playing," along with a picture of Ra's al Ghul from the comics.

What do you think of this casting? Are you bummed the role didn't go to someone with a bigger profile? Perhaps with an Irish accent? Who sounds very threatening? Hit the comments!

Arrow returns Wednesday, October 8 at 8pm on The CW.

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AIRED ON 5/13/2015

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