Jeremy Irons Calls Negativity Towards Batman v Superman Deserved

Jeremy-Irons-Alfred-Batman-SupermanActor Jeremy Irons, in a recent interview with The Daily Mail, talked about his involvement in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League film. His version of Alfred Pennyworth was in the vein of the more modern versions of being more experienced in warfare and a bid more sarcastic. Irons addressed some of the negative response BvS received.

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.

As to his take on one of the most famous butler characters in entertainment being more of an ass-kicker:

I had dinner a few times with Paul Getty, who was a neighbour of mine in Oxfordshire. 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.

Irons will next appear as Alfred in Justice League Part 1 due out November 17th, 2017.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.