Jeremy Irons is an acting legend, a film Icon, a gentleman, and a very, VERY frank man. The actor gave a eye opening interview to the Daily Mail in which he discussed the less than warm critical reception of Batman v Superman. He starred in the movie as long-time Wayne Manor butler Alfred Pennyworth. He addressed the shellacking the movie took from critics, as well as fans:
"Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed. It was very muddled. I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear."
The sentiments shared by the screen legend is certainly going to send shockwaves through DC Films, reigniting the call to remove Zack Snyder from directing Justice League, with part one set to release November 17, 2017 and the second part to follow on June 14, 2019.
Of course, fans should be relieved that Warner Brothers took a proactive step in quelling worries by tapping DC creative honcho, superstar writer Geoff Johns as top dog for DC Films. Science Fiction.com reports that Zack Snyder will have no input on the Batman solo film directed by star Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns so far is very pleased with the progress the Oscar-winner is making with project, recently stating the following on Late Night with Seth Meyers:
“He’s amazing, but he’s amazing at dialogue. When he reads the dialogue I just sit there going ‘Wow, I’m talking to Batman!’”
Fans need not worry, the future of DC Films is hopeful with Geoff Johns taking over and Ben Affleck directing the Batman solo movie, in addition to him leading the Justice League movies as executive producer. In the meantime, VOTE on how well Batman v Superman did HERE.
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