Andy Serkis Says The Batman Has a Major Focus on Alfred and Bruce Wayne's Relationship

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After Ben Affleck's Batman failed to excite mainstream audiences due to the poor reception of Batman V Superman and Justice League, DC is hoping that Robert Pattinson does the job in The Batman. While the movie will supposedly take place in the past, it's hard not to look at this as some sort of reboot to the character, though most of us are looking forward to this movie. If Andy Serkis is right about Alfred and Bruce Wayne below, this movie is taking the right steps forward.

Speaking with LADbible, Serkis confirmed that the relationship between Alfred and Bruce Wayne will play a central role in the movie. That might sound like Batman movie 101 to most fans but keep in mind that Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy only ever had Alfred supporting his master until the final film, where he disappeared for most of it. Serkis is making it seem like it will be deeper than that, which is appreciated.

"It's very much about the emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce. That's really at the centre of it. And it is a really exquisite script that Matt has written."

Considering all of the comic book stories that have told great Alfred/Bruce Wayne stories, it is a bit shocking that a film that hasn't fully detailed this story before. With Bruce having to take on the likes of Catwoman, The Riddler, and The Penguin in this movie, having someone to bounce off like Alfred should do wonders.


Previously slated for a June 2021 release, The Batman will now be coming out on October 1, 2021.

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