Jeremy Irons Says the BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Alfred is “More Hands-On” Than Just a Butler

     December 8, 2014


We cover Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice nonstop, but we actually haven’t discussed Jeremy Irons’ involvement in the film since he was first cast as Alfred back in January.  However, while attending the Marrakech International Film Festival to receive a career tribute, Irons teased what we can expected from his version of Alfred in the upcoming release.

Hit the jump to catch what Irons said about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s Alfred.  The film is due in theaters on March 25, 2016 and also stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy.

batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-logoHere’s what Irons had to say about his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via THR:

“He is quite a different Alfred than we have seen so far. Zack Snyder had very clear views about what he wanted. I would just say he’s more hands-on perhaps than just a butler.”

I always thought most of the big screen Alfreds were more than just butlers, but maybe the more “hands-on” version gets to see a little more action and combat in Zack Snyder’s film.  Irons also pointed out that due to the rather large ensemble cast, the role of Alfred is “not a large role.”  Can Snyder pull off big changes for the character with a limited amount of screen time?  We’ll find out in a little less than one year and four months at this point.

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