Following his debut in the role in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” veteran thesp Jeremy Irons returns as Bruce Wayne’s loyal manservant Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming “Justice League” film along with the solo “The Batman” whenever it begins production.
In a new interview with Variety, Irons seems to confirm that the Affleck-directed “Batman” solo film will begin production around mid-2017. Asked about his appearance in ‘League,’ he talked about his screen time as it compared to his work in ‘Dawn of Justice’:
“Similar, but then, of course, Ben’s going to make a Batman film next summer. He promises me there’s going to be a bit more of Alfred in that. In the Justice League we have seven major lead characters and I’m the butler to one of them. It’s clear I will not be dominating that film.”
Irons was also asked about the negative reviews that “Batman v Superman” received back in March to which he replied:
“I was very pleased by the numbers. Zack seems to get a hard time from the press, which is strange. I don’t know if it has to do with the sort of secrecy that surrounds the making of it all. But the audience liked it, which in the end is all that matters.”
We’ll see Irons back in the role when “Justice League” opens November 2017.