Jeremy Irons blasts Batman v Superman

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 June 2016
Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons has slammed 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice', even though he stars in it

Jeremy Irons has slammed 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice'.

The 67-year-old actor plays butler Alfred in the latest movie featuring the caped crusader and although the film was a box office success, Jeremy believes it deserves the mauling it got from critics.

He said: "Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn't matter but it was sort of overstuffed...

"It was very muddled. I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it's more linear.

"I'm tied into 'Batman' at the minute 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."

Jeremy based his version of Alfred on the staff of oil billionaire Paul Getty, who was his neighbour in Oxfordshire.

He said: "I had dinner a few times with Paul Getty, who was a neighbour of mine in Oxfordshire.

"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. So the whole place was surrounded by this level of threat, and I thought, "Yeah, that's Alfred."

"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."

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