Here are some things we know about the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. We know the new Superman movie will be titled Superman VS Batman or Batman VS Superman or some variation of that title. We always knew that Henry Cavill would be reprising his role as Superman. We also now know Ben Affleck will be portraying The Dark Knight. Not much else is known, though, about Superman VS Batman but that has not stopped the rumors from flooding in. Here are the top five Superman VS Batman rumors thus far.
5. Timothy Dalton Cast As Alfred Pennyworth
Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred has only been played one way on film: A stuffy, sophisticated British guy, not unlike someone who would be named Jeeves. If the recent casting rumors are true, though, Alfred may be played by someone with a bit more bravado. It is rumored that James Bond, himself, Timothy Dalton has been cast as the father-figure butler that caters to Bruce Wayne. It is a bit of news that has been reported on several media outlets online. It is said that director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David Goyer want to go in a different direction with the Alfred character than what has typically been done. Perhaps they will channel the ex-marine-esque Alfred that was featured in the recent comic books.
It is important to note, however, that this is a Man of Steel sequel, not a Batman movie. Batman will be playing second fiddle to Superman, so the role of Alfred may be unnecessary if most of the movie focuses on Superman instead of the Dark Knight.