Since an on-screen Batman isn’t complete without his Alfred Pennyworth, Jeremy Irons will be reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as the Wayne family butler and chief of security in Zack Snyder’s Justice League Part One.
The news was confirmed to Showbiz 411 by Irons himself while he was promoting his newest film The Man Who Knew Infinity. The outlet also mentions that Irons will be back on board for the 2018 Batman solo film, directed by his frequent Dawn of Justice screen partner and the Caped Crusader of DC Extended Universe, Ben Affleck.
The size of Irons’ role in Justice League is currently unknown, but it shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise that he’ll be back, considering that for each of the Dark Knight’s previous live-action cinematic efforts, dating back to 1966’s Adam West-starring Batman, Alfred has appeared.
Irons took the role over from Michael Caine, who portrayed the butler in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy; before them, Alan Napier and Michael Gough played the part.
Justice League will reunite Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon and Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera. Part One is set for release on November 17th 2017, with Part Two following on June 14th 2019. Production on the movie has begun in London.