The ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’ director Sam Raimi expressed his longtime desire to direct The Dark Knight and also has a clear vision of the villain he would bring to the franchise. Despite delivering MCU bangers like Toby Maguire’s ‘Spiderman’ trilogy and ‘Dr. Strange 2’, Raimi has always showcased an interest in the caped crusader.
Talking about the Batman project, Sam Raimi said, “I’ve always loved Batman. If I ever saw the Bat-Signal up in the air, I’d come running. If I heard that deep, gurgling laugh of The Shadow coming from the darkness, I would also tentatively step outside. And Spider-Man would be ahead of Doctor Strange, but I don’t want to put him down the list!”
The Batman Villain Sam Raimi Wants To Bring Back
A long-time admirer of Batman, Sam Raimi has finally got his hands on the character. The ‘Evil Dead’ director revealed the Batman villain with a cinematic past to bring back on the big screens. Raimi revealed the villain to be Ra’s al Ghul, who appeared in the Christopher Nolan trilogy.
Twitter user Jason Carvey Watcher (@freefromkenan) shared the details of his meeting with Raimi over the weekend. “Met Sam Raimi at [Texas Frightmare Weekend] today and asked him about his comments regarding his interest in directing a Batman movie in Gunn’s DCU,” he said. “The villain he’d most want to use? Ra’s al Ghul.”
Ra’s al Ghul was portrayed by Liam Neeson in 2005’s ‘Batman Begins‘ and 2012’s ‘The Dark Night Rises‘.
Met Sam Raimi at #TexasFrightmareWeekend today and asked him about his comments regarding his interest in directing a Batman movie in Gunn's DCU.— Jason Carvey Watcher 🇺🇦🏳️🌈 (@freefromkenan) May 28, 2023
The villain he'd most want to use?
Ra's al Ghul.
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A Look Into Ra’s Al Ghul’s Relationship With Batman
Ra’s al Ghul is the dangerous villain of the DC universe and Batman’s smartest foe. He has been Batman’s persistent enemy proving a thoughtful, yet terrifying rational opponent. Surprisingly, The Demon head and Bruce are not just any villain and hero, they also share the relationship of mentor and student. He trains Bruce to become his worthy successor and has no intention of killing Batman – only turning him into taking up the mantle of “Demon Head” and leading the world into a downward spiral of Chaos as the head of the League of Assassins.
Talia, the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul becomes pregnant with Batman’s child- Damian, and she raises him under the watchful eye of Ra’s and the League of Assassins. The history between Talia, Ra’s and Batman has been violent and complicated, except his relationship with Damian hasn’t. Damian was trained to be the most successful assassin and warrior in history before he ultimately before he decided to follow in the footsteps of his father. Although Ra’s plan of Batman leading the Army of Assassins never went accordingly, he gave Bruce the greatest gift he can ever expect.
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