The actor was able to go further into the latter project, also debunking what Joe Manganiello mentioned early this month to ET (Entertainment Tonight). The film will not begin production until summer of next year, which grants director Ben Affeck, plenty of time to construct a better outlook on the film.
Speaking more with Variety, Irons was able to provide a small explanation about his role in Justice League and how it'll differ from The Batman.
"Ben’s going to make a Batman film next summer. He promises me there’s going to be a bit more of Alfred in that. In the 'Justice League' we have seven major lead characters and I’m the butler to one of them. It’s clear I will not be dominating that film."
With this in play, as the director and the man in charge, #BenAffleck, will be able to build a better world for what's to come. We know the script isn't exactly finished, as he had mentioned this to The Associated Press a few days ago:
"We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it.”
So, what exactly could come from the long wait? Well, he'll be able to connect other characters (if there are any) rather than implanting them anywhere just for the sake of it or without any creative background. As we know, #Deathstroke will make his first appearance in #JusticeLeague, which will build a better story for his main protagonist role in the solo. Affleck plays a minor role in #WonderWoman, but that's to aid in the Justice League's formation, and since the Amazonian's film will bring an even grander introduction to the League before their fight in November 2017, it may be out of the question.
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Now, the team-up film could help introduce other characters that are in the vigilante's solo world. We know this could work based off of #JeremyIrons's introduction of Alfred in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it'll work again transitioning Deathstroke from the League's film, into #TheBatman. However, would the #DCEU risk having more Batman characters in an already stuffed film? I suppose, we'll have to wait and see.
Choosing to film eight or nine months from now also allows the team to find decent locations. Without a plot synopsis to act as leeway, we are left in the dark about where the Bat will actually take his adventure. For now, the only location that's guaranteed is Gotham and using Detroit as the filming grounds again wouldn't be much of an issue.
For now, we are left with the news that we've been given, and with Justice League and Wonder Woman coming next year, we may or may not be getting any glimpse of the solo until after both projects. Do remember that there's an empty October 2018 spot in the DCEU film schedule, so maybe The Batman will be the project that fills it.
Are you ready for another Batman solo film?