Film critics have been very negative in their reviews of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Complaints range from the film’s pacing to editing to tone to…well, just about everything. Actors from the movie, such as Henry Cavill and Ray Fisher, have defended the film despite the reviews. However, it looks like one cast member agrees with the critics.
Speaking with Daily Mail, Alfred Pennyworth actor Jeremy Irons says that Batman v Superman was “deservedly” torn apart by critics. “I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed… It was very muddled.”
While Irons wasn’t too big on Batman v Superman, he is still on board with future DC films. He will reprise his Alfred role in 2017’s Justice League, and he has this to say about how the next movie will be different. “I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear.” This goes along with a previous report on Justice League having a simpler, more straightforward storyline.
Additionally, Irons confirms that he will be back in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie, which is expected to be released in either 2018 or 2019. “I’m tied into The Batman at the minute, which is nice because it’s a bit of income…”
Batman v Superman has received a truly polarizing reception, with just about everybody having a strong opinion, positive or negative. Do you agree with Irons’ comments here?