Very exciting news guys! After yesterday's Arrow Season 3 trailer, The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled that Ra's al Ghul will indeed be the big bad for the Third Season!
"Oliver Queen and Co. will be up against one of the most prolific DC villains ever: Ra's al Ghul. The big surprise was revealed Saturday evening during DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. TV's three-hour extravaganza, hosted by Arrow's own Stephen Amell, in the cavernous Hall H. For the team behind Arrow, getting Ra's al Ghul to actually appear in the Starling City universe was in the works for awhile."
Arrow's executive Producer Mark Guggenheim explains the process of slowly integrating The Demon's Head into the show:
It really happened very organically in the sense that we had this notion that in episode 16 we were going to reveal that Malcolm Merlyn was trained by the League of Assassins and that's because of the comic book. We were like, you know what we're going to do? We're going to get away with a little reference about a guy in Nanda Parbat who changed his life," executive producer Marc Guggenheim told a handful of reporters Saturday, "That was just the beginning,"