The Batman: Andy Serkis says new film will explore emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce Wayne

Actor says he was halfway through filming his role when production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic

Roisin O'Connor
Sunday 10 May 2020 08:42
Robert Pattinson pictured as Batman in Matt Reeves teaser

Andy Serkis has offered a few new details about director Matt Reeves’ delayed film The Batman.

Serkis, who was cast to play butler Alfred Pennyworth opposite Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader, spoke to LADBible and appeared to confirm fellow co-star Colin Farrell’s comments about what to expect.

He said the new story will be “darker” than previous depictions. When asked if the film would be even “darker and broodier” he commented: “I would say that’s not far from the truth.”

Serkis also revealed that the film will explore the emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce Wayne: “It’s very much about the emotional connection… that’s really at the centre of it. And it is a really exquisite script that Matt has written.”

The actor said he had been halfway through shooting his part when production was temporarily shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. He assured fans: “It’s going to be a beautiful film.”

Reeves shared his own thoughts on the project back in April, telling Nerdist “I wanted to do not an origin tale, but a tale that would still acknowledge his origins, in that it formed who he is.

“Like this guy, he’s majorly struggling, and this is how he’s trying to rise above that struggle.”

The release date for The Batman was recently pushed back to October 2021. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano and Jeffrey Wright.

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