https://movieweb.com/batman-v-superman-movie-alfred-jeremy-irons/Just days ago, it was revealed that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will have a very different kind of Alfred Pennyworth. One that we haven't really seen on screen before. Jeremy Irons, who is taking over the role last played by Michael Caine in The Dark Knight trilogy, has now offered even more insight into that idea. He calls this Alfred one that any woman would want, and like a Swiss Army Knife, he can basically do anything. A talent that surely comes in handy when Batman is in a pinch. The actor states:
"Oh he'll be quite different. He has an interesting history. He's a very competent man. He's the sort of man I think anyone would like to be married to. He can sort of do everything: change light bulbs, blow up bridges if he has to."
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.