The Batman, Matt Reeves newest movie and the newest reboot in the Batman franchise is just around the corner. With only three days left until the premiere in theaters, the cast and crew are continuing to promote the film. It’s known what this movie will focus on; younger Batman, his detective abilities, fight against Riddler, relationship with Catwoman, etc. But, what’s Bruce Wayne without his Alfred?
Andy Serkis is best known for the role of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings franchise, the role Ulysses Klaue in MCU movies Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Panther, and the role of Snoke in Star Wars movies The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. He also directed last year’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage starring Tom Hardy. Now, Serkis is officially a part of the DC as well, with the role of Alfred Pennyworth in The Batman, a movie in which the titular role is played by Robert Pattinson.
In a recent interview, Serkis praised the director Matt Reeves and his take on the story and Gotham City.
“Matt is very specific about what he sees. He sees it when he’s writing. It translates out of the emotion of what he’s writing. […] There are so many great shots, but what I will say is, I’ve never seen Gotham look so complete, sort of its own thing and a character in a way.” — Andy Serkis for Collider
Andy Serkis in the newest one of many actors who played Alfred Pennyworth in the live-action media. Michael Gough played Alfred in two Batman movies directed by Tim Burton and two movies directed by Joel Schumacher. Michael Caine played Alfred to Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan, while Jeremy Irons played Alfred in DCEU movies in which the Batman was portrayed by Ben Affleck. Sean Pertwee played Alfred in Gotham TV series, while Jack Bannon is playing a character in a TV series Pennyworth, which takes places long before Alfred became Wayne’s butler.
Co-written and directed by Matt Reeves, and starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell, The Batman is only three days away, set to land in theaters on March 4, 2022.