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Jeremy Irons Knocks ‘Batman v Superman’: It’s ‘Overstuffed’ & ‘Very Muddled’

Jeremy Irons Knocks 'Batman v Superman': It's 'Overstuffed' & 'Very Muddled'

Jeremy Irons may be returning for the next “Batman” movie, but that doesn’t mean the current Alfred is any more enamored of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” than most others. Asked about its bad reviews in the Daily Mail, the actor responded, “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.”

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Though it did indeed make more than $800 million at the worldwide box office, “Dawn of Justice” has been perceived as a disappointing entry in the fledgling DC Comics Extended Universe — an attempt at recreating Marvel’s success with the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other superheros exclusive to DC. Irons doesn’t perceive his character’s role as merely a butler: “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,” he continues, “I’d make sure his guardian — his tutor, his mate — was somebody pretty capable.”

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He doesn’t see this changing anytime soon, either: “I’m tied into The 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.”

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