Andy Serkis revealed why he wanted to play Alfred in The batman alongside Robert Pattinson.
Andy Serkis is as prolific as actors can be these days, having worked on The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe among others. Soon the public will have the chance to see Venom: let there be carnage, which he directed, and in a few months, he will be the last actor to play Alfred Pennyworth in The batman alongside Robert Pattinson.
While promoting Venom: let there be carnage, Andy Serkis briefly touched on The batman with the Uproxx. He gave his ultimate reason why he signed on to play Alfred, and it turns out he loves working with Matt Reeves:
“It was definitely working with Matt. I wish I could talk about it, but I can’t talk anything about that. I was forbidden to talk about Alfred!
Andy Serkis worked with Matt Reeves on both Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes. Given their collaborative relationship, it seems that the positive experience he had on the Monkeys the films encouraged him to embark on the DC Universe as a new version of Alfred. It will certainly be exciting to see him alongside Robert Pattinson.
The plot of The batman is being kept under lock and key, but we do know the film will follow Robert Pattinson as the younger version of Bruce Wayne, chronicle Batman in his second year as the Dark Knight of Gotham City. The movie will also show the hero using his sleuthing skills more than we’ve seen in previous versions of the hero. It is also expected to be the first installment in a new trilogy of films starring Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The batman stars Robert Pattinson as titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth , and Colin Farrell as The Penguin.
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