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!
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:
This is what Michael Gough looked like when he played Alfred:
Here is Michael Caine as Afred:
Here is Sean Pertwee looking pretty much nothing like Alfred in [Gotham](series:1127075):
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
Mr. Potato Head
Sancho the emperor tamarin
This mustacheless man compensating with a piece of bacon
Hamilton the Hipster Cat
If all of these mustaches can happen, why didn't this?
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?