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Old 02-24-2013, 01:11 PM   #22
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Default Re: Alfred Pennyworth in the reboot

Originally Posted by The Guard View Post
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.

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