Batman v Superman was 'muddled and overstuffed' but a nice 'bit of income', says Jeremy Irons

Finally a little honesty from the cast

Christopher Hooton
Tuesday 31 May 2016 08:23

You can always rely on a Hollywood actor who remembers the industry pre-internet to tell you what they really think.

While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s younger stars have been defending the film and trying to palm off the bad reviews, Jeremy Irons has called a spade a spade.

Asked about the negative critical response by The Daily Mail, the Alfred actor replied: "Deservedly so. I mean it took $800 million, so the kicking didn't matter but it was sort of overstuffed."

"It was very muddled. I think the next one [Justice League] will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it's more linear. I'm tied into The Batman at the minute, which is nice because it's a bit of income."

In this day and age it’s actually quite refreshing to hear an actor just say ‘yeah, I did it for the money’, rather than try and extol the artistic virtues of a comic book superhero franchise.

Jesse Eisenberg will also be returning for Justice League, playing Lex Luthor, along with Ben Affleck who has been tasked with executive producing it and turning the franchise around.

Last month, Warner Bros reportedly rearranged executives in charge of DC in the wake of Zack Snyder's critical flop.

The studio previously had executives in charge of numerous departments but has now created a new department - DC Films - dedicated to just that.

Justice League Part One will open in cinemas 17 November, 2017, with Part Two following on 14 June, 2019.

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