Affleck, Irons Talk Their “Batman” Roles

The newest issue of EW includes a brief preview section for Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” with both Ben Affleck and Jeremy Irons talking briefly about their roles in the film of Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth respectively.

Affleck talked about his character’s fit into the subsequent “Justice League” films and seems to suggest the character won’t be as much a leader in the film as he is in the comics: “Batman represents human beings, mortal men. In a world of Flashes and Aquamen and Supermen, there needs to be that guy. It’s interesting that he became the leader of the Justice League in the books – I’m not sure how that will play out here – but his humanity is also an asset.”

Irons meanwhile discussed how his take on Wayne’s loyal butler will differ from previous incarnations: “Alfred is a lot more hands on in our film that he has previously been. He’s a bit of a grease monkey, and he’s very involved in the decisions Bruce makes.”

There’s also a blurry shot of the Batcave which you can see below. As soon as a high-res version is available, it will be included here.