Jeremy Irons Talks ‘Batman V Superman’ Reception And Confirms Title Of Batman Solo-Film


Regardless of the mixed reception that was received with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans can’t deny how great the Batman mythos was portrayed in the film. The standout performance by Ben Affleck seemingly overshadowed another fantastic portrayal by Jeremy Irons, who portrayed Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s childhood guardian and butler.

Speaking with DailyMail, the academy award winning actor was asked about his feelings towards the reception of Batman v Superman, his thoughts on working on the upcoming Batman solo-film, which he also seemingly confirms the films title.

When asked about the negative reception of Batman V Superman, the actor bluntly responded:

“Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed, it was very muddled. I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear.”

The actor also reveals that he took inspiration for Alfred from an encounter with billionaire Paul Getty:

“You’d arrive for dinner and there’d be a very nice man to open the gate, a very nice man to park your car, another very nice man to take your coat and another very nice man to give you some champagne. They were all ex-SAS. So the whole place was surrounded by this level of threat, and I thought, “Yeah, that’s Alfred.”

“If I was Mr and Mrs Wayne and I had a young son I thought could be kidnapped, killed or whatever because of his wealth, I’d make sure his guardian – his tutor, his mate – was somebody pretty capable.”

But his blunt comments toward the film aside, the actor proceeded to quickly mention Batman solo-film.

“I’m tied into The Batman at the minute, which is nice because it’s a bit of income… Not that I need a bit of income but it’s nice to keep ticking over.”

While its worth noting that the actors candid humor gave the distinct impression that he was only it in for the money, the actor did seemingly reveal that the next Batman film would be titled “The Batman” as many rumors had suggested over this last year.

I, for one, loved his portrayal of Alfred in Batman V Superman, and I absolutely cant wait to see what DC pulls out next, and what Irons’ will be bringing to the table.

Justice League Part One is currently filming and due to hit theaters on November 17, 2017.

Source: DailyMail

Taylor Landine

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  • Marquis de Sade

    Dang, even Jeremy Irons agreed that bvs deserved its bad reviews. Ol’ Sammy-rai gon’ have him a fit, and demand that Mr. Irons be replaced by someone a tad bit mo’ dc-sycophantic.

    • unpaidpundit

      Actors rarely argue with reviews, even though I am sure they often disagree with them. Actors can’t possibly win an argument with an army of journalists, and defending themselves makes the actors look egoistical.

      • Marquis de Sade

        Oh my, you’re just as adept at spinnin’ B.S. as Sammy-rai. Kudos!

        • Fenix

          Lol Sammy, what a joke. How’s he going to spin this?

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    • Technofied

      Marquis De S.iTs

      Do you have a life? A Girlfriend? All I see you doing is on DC posts. You need a job or, someone to make you feel better so you don’t act like a lowlife over the internet.

      Wish you BOL

      • Marquis de Sade

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      • Marquis de Sade

        Oh btw, JUNGLE BOOK has just surpassed bvs in the global box office. At this rate, bvs will barely finish in the top 10 for 2016.

  • DoYouFeelInCharge?

    He had positive things to say before he saw the final cut, whatever they did to the film in the editing room is not his fault and he should be honest. He also said they are addressing some of those issues with the Justice League, but some people just want to harp on the negative and then claim they’re unbiased.

  • theClownPrinceOfTrolls

    ???? poor dc/wb even your paid actors hated bvs lmao

    • w0undedmagic

      ??? ??? ??? ???

      • theClownPrinceOfTrolls


        • w0undedmagic

          Hoodrat Heath hahahahahah

          • theClownPrinceOfTrolls
          • w0undedmagic

            LOL you probably can’t even name one critic that isn’t Devin Faraci. I guess you only like movies with a “fresh” rating? Lol you are such a follower. You literally have nothing to say besides “27%”…which you’ve been repeating for almost 3 months. Your entire online existence is dictated by a tomato. Lol so desperate for attention, so tiny and insignificant in every way ???? Go ahead, type “27%”-we know you have NOTHING else.??? Lol loserrrrr!

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  • Steve Steve

    I like his Alfred. I’m almost as excited for “The Batman” as I am to see Sammy’s response to this! Half a day in though… Sammy is probably pretending Irons’ comments didn’t happen.

  • w0undedmagic

    I don’t really give a shtt what he thinks, as long as he continues to give a great performance as Alfred.
    I did find Dungeons and Dragons sort of overstuffed, and a bit muddled though.