The Batman's Andy Serkis Weighs Age-Old Question: Marvel or DC?

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A veteran actor finally settles the score on the age-old question and he answers it in the most diplomatic way possible as The Batman’s Andy Serkis weighs between Marvel or DC. For decades, the debate continues of which comes out on top may it be in the comics, series, or films, and for the tenured star, with an experience on both sides, here’s what he has to say.

The Batman's Andy Serkis Weighs Age-Old Question: Marvel or DC?
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The Batman's Andy Serkis Weighs Age-Old Question: Marvel or DC?

Andy Serkis has made it to both ends of the spectrum and his most recent film appearance is on The Batman where he would be playing an important role in the life of the titular character, as Alfred Pennyworth. For Marvel, he played the role of Ulysses Klaue who appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, and voiced the character in What If…? Serkis also directed a Marvel film under Sony with Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

When asked in an interview with Stephen Colbert, Serkis was put in the position to tell the world whether he is a Marvel guy or a DC one, he said, "I was just thinking, 'Who's gonna employ me the most after this moment?'"

Serkis pointed out what he loved most in both franchises, "Look, I love both worlds... I love the brightness and the boldness of Marvel stories. They're all mythologies. And I do like the darkness of DC.” Serkis added, "They touch on real human emotions, on world events, on what's going on around us. They are great allegories for our times."

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Andy Serkis debuts under DC in The Batman where he plays the butler of Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth. He stars the film alongside Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/ Batman, Zöe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/ The Penguin, and Raul Dano as Edward Nashton/ The Riddler. The film is directed by Matt Reeves.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman will circle around the story of Batman from the time when Bruce Wayne is just starting before becoming the vigilante of Gotham and it will be set during the first few years of Batman fighting the crimes in the city exploring the corruption which may involve his own family and he will also be facing a serial killer, the Riddler.

See more of Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth on The Batman, arriving in theaters on March 4, 2022.


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