Discusses Alfred Pennyworth Role

Andy Serkis, who will portray Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred, has revealed that the new Batman movie will be more intense than previous films in the franchise.

Speaking to LADbible, the actor remained tight-lipped for the most part but admitted that the Matt Reeves-directed movie will be more intense than others that have gone before it.

Asked whether fans were right to expect a ‘darker, broodier’ Batman, Serkis replied –

“I would say that’s not far from the truth.”

“It’s very much about the emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce. That’s really at the centre of it. And it is a really exquisite script that Matt has written.”

Discussing the role of Alfred, as well as other actors who have played the famous butler in previous Batman movies, including Michael Caine, Serkis said –

“[Caine] was fantastic. His Alfred was legendary, I couldn’t even begin to go there, really.”

“You find it for yourself. It’s like playing these iconic roles in Shakespeare, you go back, you revisit them and you have to make it your own, and see what it is about the character that connects with you and your personal Venn diagram.”

Finally discussing The Batman being shut down due to the coronavirus, Serkis concluded –

“literally halfway through shooting my part in it when we got shut down. So it will be interesting to see when that resurfaces how it has been affected by it.

“But it is, it’s going to be a beautiful film.”

The Batman is scheduled to be released on October 1st, 2021.