ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
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In my opinion, Michael Caine is near unbeatable as Alfred Pennyworth. Both he and Michael Gough were so great in the role. Some might think that it’ll be difficult to compare to these performances, but there’s no reason for concern since we know that Jeremy Irons will be taking on the role!

News hit Twitter today that Jeremy Irons just landed in Detroit to start filming [Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice](movie:711870). This is some pretty exciting stuff!

I like that hat, Jeremy
I like that hat, Jeremy

We already know that Irons is a great actor. He’s one of a small number of actors who is revered for his work in film, theater, and television, winning an Academy Award, a Tony, and an Emmy, respectively. So we have reason to believe that the character is in very capable hands.

Since we're confident that Irons will do a great job, I think we can draw our attention to one of the questions that must be weighing on everyone’s mind: Will they finally give Alfred a mustache?

Here is how we know Alfred to look in the comics:

Alfred
Alfred

This is what Michael Gough looked like when he played Alfred:

Rocking the bow tie. Still mustacheless.
Rocking the bow tie. Still mustacheless.

Here is Michael Caine as Afred:

Awesome, but still sans mustache.
Awesome, but still sans mustache.

Here is Sean Pertwee looking pretty much nothing like Alfred in [Gotham](series:1127075):

Confused.
Confused.

This is something that has always bugged me. The portrayals have all been so great that there's really nothing to be upset with, so this is just silly nitpicking. I know that it’s not crucial to the story or anything, but adding the ‘stache wouldn’t take a ton of time or effort. Here's a list of some things that are more mustachioed than the Alfreds we have seen so far.

The always-classy Inca tern

I so badly want to give this bird a monocle
I so badly want to give this bird a monocle

These cupcakes

Get in my belly you little mustaches!
Get in my belly you little mustaches!

Mr. Potato Head

Where's my ear? Who's seen my ear? Did you see my ear?
Where's my ear? Who's seen my ear? Did you see my ear?

This house

I want to go to there
I want to go to there

Sancho the emperor tamarin

So sagely. I want him to help me figure out my life
So sagely. I want him to help me figure out my life

The Lorax

Truly a mustache of epic tree-saving proportions
Truly a mustache of epic tree-saving proportions

This mustacheless man compensating with a piece of bacon

Mmm bacon...
Mmm bacon...

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

What a cool cat.
What a cool cat.

If all of these mustaches can happen, why didn't this?

What could have been...
What could have been...

Jeremy Irons is one of the best actors for the role without a doubt, so we have little reason to complain. But still, can we please make this a thing already?

Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
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