Alexander Siddig to play Batman villain Ra’s Al Ghul

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Alexander Siddig will play legendary Batman villain Ra’s Al Ghul in season 3 of Gotham.

Alexander Siddig has been a part of some huge franchises. Siddig was of course Dr. Julian Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and more recently portrayed Doran Martell on Game of Thrones. Now it looks like Siddig is preparing to join the Batman universe as famed villain Ra’s Al Ghul on Gotham.

Gotham is a prequel to Batman about the city and its famous inhabitants before there was a caped crusader. So while Bruce Wayne is in the series there is no dark knight just yet.

This means the story of Bruce Wayne and Ra’s Al Ghul won’t be the same one we’ve seen in the movies or on television before. Up till now we only saw the end of Al Ghul and Bruce Wayne’s relationship, now we will get to see the beginning.

This means Alexander Siddig’s Ra’s Al Ghul won’t always be the villain, as he trains and helps the young Bruce Wayne become Batman. It’s going to be a great part for Siddig.

Check out Alexander Siddig talking about this role as Ra’s Al Ghul.

I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched a ton of Gotham up to this point. I’ve watched an episode or two, but it hasn’t been a show I’ve made a point to see. Siddig as Al Ghul though will change that. I’m certainly going to set my DVR to record Gotham this season.

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