In this summer’s Batman V Superman, we were introduced to a much different Alfred Pennyworth than the one in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Michael Caine played a calm, almost grandfather-like Butler, whereas Jeremy Iron’s DCEU version is much more hands-on. His Alfred actively helps Bruce Wayne on his Batman missions, builds some of the required tech and has an overall hardened image.
Irons, who is currently promoting his upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, sat down with Comingsoon.net and revealed some details about Alfred’s role in next year’s Justice League, saying that he offers counsel not only to Bruce Wayne but also to the other superheroes.
“No, Alfred is a stickler for staying the same. He tries to modulate everybody else. In a very gentle, English way, he tries to deal with these people who can do all these extraordinary things in a very calm way, a very grounded way. He does not modulate at all. He sometimes lets Bruce Wayne out a bit on the lead, but he’s still attached.”
After Justice League, which hits theaters on November 17, 2017, Irons is also set to star in Ben Affleck’s upcoming Batman movie. Although it has yet to set a release date, it is rumored for 2018 or 2019.