Andy Serkis IS Alfred Pennyworth

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  1. Invader Joker Registered

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  2. Boom I got nothin'

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    A few of us floated this idea a few months back. Thought for sure Venom 2 took him out of the equation entirely.

    Cool beans.
     
  3. Gothamsknight A Dark Knight

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    absolutely fantastic choice! I was hoping he'd be in the film in some way.

    met Andy 2 years back too, and had no idea this would happen haha.
     
  4. Astro13Zombie Registered

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    I knew he’d probably end up in the movie somewhere but I hadn’t even considered him for Alfred.
    I love it.
     
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  5. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    Hot damn. Another great choice. :up:
     
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    I never thought about him being Alfred but I like this choice.
     
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  7. StarLord <<<<<<<<<<

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    I'm down with that.
     
  8. Slick Yup

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    Wow amazing casting.
     
  9. Web-Head Oh boy yeah

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    Serkis is always a good thing, but I'm actually pretty surprised about this casting. Would never have guessed him to be Alfred.
     
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  10. Gothamsknight A Dark Knight

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    The casting for this film is simply fantastic.
     
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    Obviously Alfred is going to be motion capture.
     
  12. David H. We’re not owed anything.

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    I guess Alfred’s getting a bit more of a working man spin for this.
     
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  13. Brother Jack Eccentric Billionaire

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    Serkis is a great actor and the film would be fortunate to have him, but I can't help but think Alfred, for as great a character as he is, would be a waste of Serkis' talents. I'm not saying he can or should only do CG characters, but he's such a chameleon even in his live-action roles that I would rather see him do a more "out there" character like Mad Hatter or something. He's also probably little too young for Alfred.
     
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  14. David H. We’re not owed anything.

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    He probably wanted a break from “out there” characters after playing them for the majority of the decade.

    The role is also probably easier on his directorial schedule than one of the villains.
     
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    DC
    The Hobbit
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    MCU
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    Star Wars

    Boy is feasting.
     
  16. Mindreaper21 ?????

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    Wow!... I can't even wrap my mind around this. I was hoping Andy would be in this, but Alfred was nowhere on my radar for him. This truly will be the most interesting Batman film ever if this happens.
     
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  17. BrollySupersj The only verdict, is vengeance.

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    No disrespect to Alfred, but I would much rather have Andy Serkis play a villain, like Two-Face, or something.
     
  18. Snow Queen 4AF (she/her)

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    Early promo photo of Andy Serkis as Alfred. Bold new take:
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    Definitely surprised he is going to be Alfred... I’m sure he’ll do a good job.
     
  20. Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Ditto. I'm having real difficulty in seeing him in the role tbh, but I look forward to seeing what he does with it.
     
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    Love Andy!

    A true renaissance man.

    He's going to make a wonderful Alfred.
     
  22. DKDetective Elementary, Dear Robin (he/him/his)

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    Really? I can easily see him in the role. His role in the Prestige as Tesla's assistant comes to mind. Just take that and give it a fatherly English spin and we are good to go...
     
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    I'll be lying if I said I wasn't hoping he'd end up being Man-Bat, but this role might make more sense for his schedule.

    Also think it could be invaluable to have someone with his expertise around when/if they eventually do the likes of Man-Bat, Clayface, Killer Croc...
     
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    Easier for me to see him as Penguin.
     
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    I thought a long time ago that Serkis would be perfect as Mad Hatter.
     

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