Andy Serkis revealed why he wanted to play Alfred in The Batman alongside Robert Pattinson.
Andy Serkis is as prolific as actors can be these days, having worked on The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe among others. Soon, audiences will get a chance to see Venom: Let There Be Carnage, which he directed, and in a few months, he will be the latest actor to portray Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman alongside Robert Pattinson.
While promoting Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Andy Serkis briefly touched on The Batman with Uproxx. He gave his ultimate reason as to why he signed on to play Alfred, and it turns out he just loves working with Matt Reeves:
“It was definitely to work with Matt. I’d love to be able to talk about it, but I can’t talk anything about it. I’ve been forbidden to talk about Alfred!”
Andy Serkis has worked with Matt Reeves on both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. Given their collaborative relationship, it appears that the positive experience that he had on the Apes films encouraged him to jump into the DC Universe as the newest version of Alfred. It’ll certainly be exciting to see him alongside Robert Pattinson.
The plot of The Batman is being kept under lock and key, but we know the film will follow Robert Pattinson as a younger version of Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his second year as the Dark Knight of Gotham City. The film will also show off the hero using his skills as a detective more than what we’ve seen before in previous versions of the hero. It is also expected to be the first installment in a new trilogy of films with Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
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