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Arrow producer on the face-off with R’as al Ghul and a ‘little nod’ to Batman Trent Moore Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – 4:49pm The midseason finale of The CW’s Arrow airs tonight, and finally brings the epic face-off between Oliver and R’as al Ghul we’ve been waiting on. So what can we expect? Producer Marc Guggenheim conducted a wide-ranging interview with IGN about tonight’s midseason finale, and dropped some hints about what we can expect from the shirtless sword fight we’ve glimpsed in teasers. Not surprisingly, they’re proud of the scene — and promise R’as will definitely be a “formidable” foe for the Arrow. Plus, in case keen-eyed fans noticed a nice nod to some throwback Batman comic stories in that footage, that’s exactly what the writers had planned. The version of Oliver Queen featured in Arrow has always had a hint of Batman, and they’re basically just embracing that parallel as Oliver faces off with one of Bruce Wayne’s most famous foes: “Yes. That was 100% intentional. That’s our little nod to the Neal Adams Batman Ra’s comic story from the 70s. Obviously, when people mention Ra’s, just because the Chris Nolan films, they think of Batman Begins. [...]