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Old April 10 2011, 07:27 PM   #1081
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There was the Ras/ Ducard amalgam and Ras not being Arabic as he was in the comics.
I don't recall Ra's being established in the comics as Arabic. What I recall is that his ethnicity was deliberately left ambiguous, that "Ra's al Ghul" was a title he adopted. True, I do seem to recall that Birth of the Demon showed him living in an Arab community when he became the man he is, but I think it was stated or at least hinted that he came from somewhere else.
I always thought given his Arabic Name, the whole Assassin angle and the immortality that Ra's was implied to be the old man of the mountain and the league to be the descendants of the historical assassins.
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Old April 10 2011, 07:45 PM   #1082
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I always thought given his Arabic Name, the whole Assassin angle and the immortality that Ra's was implied to be the old man of the mountain and the league to be the descendants of the historical assassins.
His name is an adopted title. It's actually the Arabic name of the star Beta Persei, which we know by the Anglicized form Algol. It's not an Arabic personal name.

I checked his Wikipedia biography, and it claims that he was born to a band of nomads somewhere in Arabia according to Birth of the Demon, although they lived near a city whose inhabitants' ancestors had come from China, and the DC Database claims his father is a character called the Sensei, who's Asian, though his specific ethnicity is unclear (he has a Japanese name but is said to be from Hong Kong).
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Old April 10 2011, 07:48 PM   #1083
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^ Yep the Sensei has recently appeared in "Batman" as part of a current arc. He was also used in the "Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul".
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Old April 12 2011, 10:12 PM   #1084
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The Dark Knight Rises adds more cast members. Actors Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me), Diego Klattenhoff (Lucky Number Slevin) and Burn Gorman (Torchwood) are joining the cast.

Sunjata is rumored to be playing a special forces operative and Klattenhoff is rumored to be playing a rookie cop. Gorman's role is unspecified.
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Old April 12 2011, 10:43 PM   #1085
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Sunjata looks more like how I'd expect Bane to look based on his pseudo-heritage. I can't help but wonder what inspired Nolan to cast Josh Pence. He just came off a role in a very high profile movie, but he was basically a body double in it...hardly a standout performance.
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Old April 12 2011, 11:03 PM   #1086
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Sunjata looks more like how I'd expect Bane to look based on his pseudo-heritage. I can't help but wonder what inspired Nolan to cast Josh Pence. He just came off a role in a very high profile movie, but he was basically a body double in it...hardly a standout performance.
He looks very similar to what I would imagine a younger Liam Neeson would look like. If he's only in flashbacks, he probably doesn't have a lot of screen-time so his role is probably minimal yet pivotal at best.
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Old April 13 2011, 12:04 AM   #1087
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The Dark Knight Rises adds more cast members. Actors Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me), Diego Klattenhoff (Lucky Number Slevin) and Burn Gorman (Torchwood) are joining the cast.

Sunjata is rumored to be playing a special forces operative and Klattenhoff is rumored to be playing a rookie cop. Gorman's role is unspecified.
Cool, I really like both of those shows, and the characters those actor's play(ed) in them.
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Old April 13 2011, 05:34 PM   #1088
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Sunjata looks more like how I'd expect Bane to look based on his pseudo-heritage. I can't help but wonder what inspired Nolan to cast Josh Pence. He just came off a role in a very high profile movie, but he was basically a body double in it...hardly a standout performance.
Ironically, he was doubling an actor who nearly was Batman (Arnie Hammer, who would have been Batman in the Justice League movie that never was).
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Old April 13 2011, 05:38 PM   #1089
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I thought Armie Hammer was gonna be Superman in a JL movie?

[edit] I remember a story where Armie Hammer said the next Superman was going to be middle aged for Snyder's movie and then they casted Henry Cavill.
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Old April 13 2011, 06:06 PM   #1090
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I thought Armie Hammer was gonna be Superman in a JL movie?
Armie Hammer was Batman, D.J. Cotrona was Superman, Common was John Stewart, and I believe Adam Brody was Wally West. There were a few other casting choices made, but I can't remember them off the top of my head. Anyway, the movie was cast and the script was written. George Miller was ready to move forward until Warner Bros. decided to let Nolan's series run its course.
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Old April 13 2011, 06:35 PM   #1091
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George Miller's Justice League film was very close to happening. The script wasn't half-bad, either.
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Old April 13 2011, 07:43 PM   #1092
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The script wasn't bad and had elements of The OMAC Project in it.

I like the recent casting for "The Dark Knight Rises". I wonder when Marion Cotillard is going to be officially announced if at all. I keep reading and hearing that she's basically locked in as Talia.
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Old April 13 2011, 10:36 PM   #1093
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If those rumors are true this film is turning into an Inception reunion.

Now all we need is Ellen Page as Batgirl.
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Old April 13 2011, 10:59 PM   #1094
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Well it's not. She's already in James Gunn's Super raping Rain Wilson apparently.
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Old April 13 2011, 11:11 PM   #1095
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How many times are people going to keep bringing up the "Inception" cast? Sigh. It's getting old now.
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