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Gothamist can't help it: News that Ken Watanabe is joining the cast of Batman: Intimidation as villain Ra's Al Ghul does make us excited, as does the news of the rest of the cast: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Michael Caine as butler Alfred, Katie Holmes as childhood friend "Rachel," Liam Neeson as Wayne's mentor Henri Ducard, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, "a former board member and sidelined employee of Wayne Enterprises," Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane and Dennis Quaid is a young Officer Gordan.

We even look forward to the inevitable Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue spread of the Batman actors, although here's hoping Christopher Nolan will put a stop to that, but we know how much the movie studios love getting in that thankless issue.