Jeremy Irons Says ‘Batman v Superman’ Has A “Completely Different” Alfred

The Alfred of the new DCEU will be shaking things up according to actor Jeremy Irons.

Irons had some interesting things to say while being interviewed by the Toronto Sun at the Toronto International Film Festival. One of those things being how long he spent shooting the highly anticipated superhero epic. Irons said:

“It was a month in Detroit, which as actually longer than you’d imagine. But big films move slowly. It’s like a huge oil tanker.”

The most interesting comments, though, were on how the actor would be playing everyone’s favorite butler. Apparently, it will be quite different from the previous adaptations we’ve seen on the big screen before. Irons had some pretty great comments:

“Zack Snyder, the director, wanted to create a completely different Alfred. So I felt like I didn’t have to carry any baggage from previous one’s. It’s sort of a reincarnation if youd like. I had a feeling I was creating my own Alfred, more of a man who can actually do anything if he has to.”

Sounds like Alfred may have to get his hands dirty down the road.

What do you think? Is this a welcomed change of pace for the character? What kind of interpretation did you want from Irons? Let us know in the comments!

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs.  And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.


SOURCE: Toronto Sun

(Flynn Altomare)

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