With production already under way on Assassin's Creed, the cast is starting to fill out even more, with Brendan Gleeson and Jeremy Irons signing on to star. Brendan Gleeson has come aboard to play the father of Marion Cotillard's character, with Jeremy Irons playing the father of Michael Fassbender's Callum Lynch. They join a cast that also includes Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Carlos Bardem and Denis Menochet.
The story is about a revolutionary technology that unlocks genetic memories. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. Fans got their first look at Michael Fassbender's Callum Lynch back in August with the first official photo.Read More
While it may seem like it's taking Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice longer to reach the big screen than most modern blockbusters, it's only because we heard about it so early in the process. Still, more than two years after it was first announced at Comic-Con 2013, there is so much we don't know about the actual story. We know that it has an epic fight between its two title characters. And we also know that it sets up Justice League Part 1. But the plot remains a mystery. And so does Jeremy Irons' take on iconic Butler and all-around servant Alfred. The actor himself isn't doing anything to make the picture any clearer. But he does have much praise for the screenplay.
You may remember that back in December of last year, Jeremy Irons said his was a very different take on Alfred. One that we haven't seen on the big screen before. He went onto hint that this is a very 'hands-on' butler, teasing the character's background in the Royal Marines, as seen in the comic books. And he may even be seen as Bruce Wayne's bodyguard. What do you think about this new take on Alfred? Is Jeremy Irons the right man for the job?Read More
In his interview with Indiewire, Jeremy Irons doesn't go onto reveal exactly how he will be helping Bruce Wayne battle the alien force known as Superman. But it's clear that he will somehow be involved in the action at some point. In the recent past, the actor did confirm that his was not a 'large role'. But it will be very important, none the less.
In the comic book Batman: Earth One, Alfred was a former solider in the Royal Marines, and is an expert sharpshooter and martial artist. In that comic, Bruce Wayne receives most of his training from Alfred himself, which mirrors the direction Fox is taking in their DC Comics TV series Gotham, where Alfred (Sean Pertwee) is currently teaching young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) how to fight. Will we see a similar version in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? We'll have to wait until at least 2015 to get a sneak peek at him in the trailer. But one thing is for sure, it sounds like this version is a little bit of an ass kicker.Read More
It isn't clear if Jeremy Irons is implying that his version of Alfred may get involved in some of the action in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the actor did add that it's "not a large role". It's worth noting that, in the comic book Batman: Earth One, Alfred was a former solider in the Royal Marines, who is an expert sharpshooter and martial artist. In that comic book, Bruce Wayne receives most of his training from Alfred himself, which also mirrors the direction Fox is taking in their DC Comics TV series Gotham, where Alfred (Sean Pertwee) is currently training young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) how to fight.
Are you excited to see how Jeremy Irons will portray Alfred Pennyworth in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Chime in with your thoughts below, and stay tuned for more information on this highly-anticipated superhero adventure.Read More
Focus Features has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the drama Race. Jason Sudeikis is joining fellow cast member, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, in the spectacular true story of Olympic legend Jesse Owens, who will be portrayed by rising star Stephan James. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling worldwide sales on Race.
Race, to be directed by Emmy Award winner Stephen Hopkins, begins principal photography on July 24th in Montreal and on location at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where the real-life hero won a record-breaking four Olympic gold medals in 1936. The new film has the support of the Owens family, the Jesse Owens Foundation, the Jesse Owens Trust and the Luminary Group.Read More
Thomas Jane returns to the director's chair with A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand, starring himself, Nick Nolte, and Jeremy Irons. Little is known about the plot of this gothic Western. It is set to start shooting in the spring of 2013 for an early 2014 release date. It will likely be in 3D, making it the first 3D Western to come out of the new digital age. Thomas Jane's business partner and long-time collaborator, artist Tim Broadstreet, has created two teaser posters for A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand, which offer a hint at what we can expect from this gritty thriller.
A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand was released in 2014.Read More