It looks as though Jeremy Irons has just said what we were all thinking…
During an interview with The Daily Mail, the ‘hilariously frank’ Jeremy Irons revealed exactly what he thought of ‘Batman V Superman’… as well as all those terrible reviews.
“Deservedly so,” he said about ‘Batman V Superman’ getting a kicking from the critics. “I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed…”
Of course, Jeremy irons played Batman’s loyal butler, Alfred… but while his loyalty may have been unwavering on screen, it looks as though he doesn’t mind revealing what he really thinks about ‘Batman V Superman’.
And it isn’t good.
“It was very muddled,” he said. But apparently, there’s still hope for DC’s film future. “I think the next one will be simpler,” he added. “The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear.”
Unfortunately, it’s unclear whether he was talking about ‘Justice League: Part One’, which he is already confirmed to star, or the upcoming ‘Batman’ solo movie.
Either way, it looks as though he’ll be Alfred for some time yet.
‘I’m tied into The Batman at the minute,” he said, “which is nice because it’s a bit of income… Not that I need a bit of income but it’s nice to keep ticking over.”
It’s no secret that Alfred was seen by many as one of the high points of ‘Batman V Superman’, and for good reason – his measured, yet battle-aware version of the faithful butler really set him apart from those who came before.
And it seems that Jeremy Irons had some rather good inspiration for the character.
“‘I had dinner a few times with Paul Getty, who was a neighbour of mine in Oxfordshire,” he explained. “You’d arrive for dinner and there’d be a very nice man to open the gate, a very nice man to park your car, another very nice man to take your coat and another very nice man to give you some champagne. They were all ex-SAS.”
“The whole place was surrounded by this level of threat, and I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s Alfred’,” he added. “If I was Mr and Mrs Wayne and I had a young son I thought could be kidnapped, killed or whatever because of his wealth, I’d make sure his guardian – his tutor, his mate – was somebody pretty capable.”
Jeremy Iron returns in ‘Justice League: Part One’.
‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ opened in cinemas on 25 March 2016.
Picture Credit: Warner Bros.