A new character breakdown indicates that the upcoming live-action Titans series may be looking to bring Ra’s al Ghul into the fold.
The character breakdown, as reported by That Hashtag Show, reads: “Male, 40s-50s, Middle Eastern, Latin, or East Indian. Seeking a young Richard Attenborough type. Fearless, manipulative, with unparalleled intelligence. Recurring guest star, seeking recognizable faces only.”
The description certainly sounds like Ra’s, who first appeared in 1971’s Batman #232. The character was created by Dennis O’Neil and artist Neal Adams and leads the League of Assassins. Using the Lazarus Pits, Ra’s has survived for centuries. The villain has played a role in a number of different live-action DC shows over the years, including the CW’s Arrow and Fox’s Gotham. He also appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy.
Previous character breakdowns have also teased the possibility of Raven’s father Trigon appearing on the show.
The Titans series was first announced as in development in 2014, at the time targeted for TNT. Earlier this year, news broke that it had moved to DC’s digital service, along with Young Justice: Outsiders, the third season of the fan-favorite animated series, which is making its return after ending in 2013. A Harley Quinn animated series was also announced for the service.
Set to debut early next year on Warner Bros.’ new DC Comics-branded digital platform, Titans stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy, with Alan Ritchson as Hawk, Minka Kelly as Dove, and Lindsey Gort as Detective Amy Rohrbach.