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Discussion in 'The Batman' started by Invader Joker, Nov 5, 2019.
Andy Serkis in Talks to Play Alfred Pennyworth in 'The Batman'
A few of us floated this idea a few months back. Thought for sure Venom 2 took him out of the equation entirely.
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.
I knew he’d probably end up in the movie somewhere but I hadn’t even considered him for Alfred.
I love it.
Hot damn. Another great choice.
I never thought about him being Alfred but I like this choice.
I'm down with that.
Wow amazing casting.
Serkis is always a good thing, but I'm actually pretty surprised about this casting. Would never have guessed him to be Alfred.
The casting for this film is simply fantastic.
Obviously Alfred is going to be motion capture.
I guess Alfred’s getting a bit more of a working man spin for this.
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.
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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Boy is feasting.
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.
No disrespect to Alfred, but I would much rather have Andy Serkis play a villain, like Two-Face, or something.
Early promo photo of Andy Serkis as Alfred. Bold new take:
Definitely surprised he is going to be Alfred... I’m sure he’ll do a good job.
Ditto. I'm having real difficulty in seeing him in the role tbh, but I look forward to seeing what he does with it.
A true renaissance man.
He's going to make a wonderful Alfred.
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...
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...
Easier for me to see him as Penguin.
I thought a long time ago that Serkis would be perfect as Mad Hatter.