We’ve already heard from veteran thesp Jeremy Irons about his more “hands-on” take on Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, but now some new details on exactly what that entails have come to light – and it turns out Alfred may not even be a butler at all anymore.
According to some leaked details from one of the movie’s tie-in books, Alfred was actually Thomas and Martha Wayne’s bodyguard, and became Bruce’s legal guardian after their untimely deaths. A former SAS officer, the highly skilled gent is now publicly known as Bruce’s Chief Of Security.
Becoming Bruce’s legal guardian and confidant following the murder of his parents, it was actually Alfred who made the decision to leave Wayne Manor after the rest of the servants were dismissed )that explains why it’s fallen into disrepair). Instead, rather than attempting to maintain an entire mansion by himself, the former SAS officer instead lives in what is described as a “comfortable trailer” on the grounds of the estate.
This wouldn’t be the first time Alfred has been depicted as a more physically competent ally to Batman (see the Batman: Earth-1 comic and more recently Fox’s Gotham TV series), but it does represent a significant departure from his big screen portrayals.
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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits theaters on March 25th.
Source: What Culture