Jeremy Irons Confirms 'The Batman' Shoot Date; Teases A Hands-On Alfred For 'Justice League'

Jeremy Irons, Alfred Pennyworth of the DC Extended Universe, will show up in Zack Snyder's Justice League and in Ben Affleck's The Batman and has now talked a little about the two films mainly about Justice League and how Alfred reacts to other superheroes but has also confirmed a bit of news regarding The Batman solo film.

On how Alfred is going to deal with not only a world filled with Batman and Superman but also Metahumans, Atlanteans, Amazonians, and so on Irons said, "I think he's waiting with baited breath to see what is going to happen. He's in the employ of Bruce Wayne and he doesn't always agree with him but I think he'll help where he can. And I'm not sure in Justice League we'll see that much of him because we have five superheroes to deal with and Alfred is just the batman [a term for the soldier-servant of a commissioned officer in the British military] of one of them. It'll be very interesting to see where he gets to, when we get to Ben's production of Batman this spring. I haven't read the script of it yet. I think all of us who are sort of normal human beings, which Alfred is, we watch the gods with amazement and some spite."

The reporter, who interviewed Irons, was one of the journalists who were on set of Justice League and saw concept art of Alfred being a tail gunner on the Flying Fox [the giant aircraft Alfred and Bruce Wayne transformed into a mobile command center for the Justice League], so he asked Irons if it was fun to get in on the action. "Yeah, Alfred is a very hands-on," Irons explained. "What I based Alfred on really was a close neighbour of mine, used to be before he died, Paul Getty. I remember the first time I went to dinner with him. I reached gates and a very kind gentleman took my car and parked it. I walked in and another very kind gentleman took my coat. And then Paul showed us through the hall and another very kind gentleman gave me a glass of champagne and then a very kind gentleman served us dinner. I learned during the evening that every kind gentleman who had been taking care of me was actually an ex-SAS member who was there to protect Paul. I thought, yeah, that's Alfred really. He's there. He'll do anything. That's where he comes from. That's his mind-set. He'll wash the dishes, but he'll also be a tail gunner."

On the topic of Affleck's The Batman, Irons explained, "I'm interested and I'd hold judgement until I read the script. We will see. Ben's a great consummate director and I'll be fascinated to see what he comes up with."

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West.

Justice League hits theatres November 17, 2017.

Source: IGN

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