Originally Posted by The Guard
Part of me still wants to see Anthony Hopkins take on the role. At least then Alfred would have good diction. I'm all for a younger, tougher Alfred, though. They sort of played with the idea that Alfred had a military/spy past in the most recent franchise, but never really capitalized on that.
Yes, I would actually say that Nolan's Alfred is much more of a reformed war veteran/soldier of fortune type. I kind of see him as the elderly version of Caine's character in The Man Who Would Be King.
I suppose if you cast someone in their 50s or early 60s you could go further. But I imagine it will be more formal and like Gough and TAS in the future. Just a hunch.