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.
Jeremy Irons attended the Lucca Film Festival this past week. And of course, he was asked about working with director Zack Snyder in creating a new take on Alfred Pennyworth for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. If you think he is going to give away any secrets, you're wrong. But he does have kind words for the story, which was written by Chris Terrio, Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer (who is receiving final screenplay credit at this time, but that could change). He says:
"The next Batman has an amazing screenplay. It's a blockbuster written from the heart."
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?