Jeremy Irons Admits That Batman Vs Superman was "Muddled" and "Overstuffed"

By James O Malley on at

It has been two months now since Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice hit cinema screens and finally, it appears, that the people responsible for it are starting to understand what a disaster it was.

Alfred actor Jeremy Irons has been speaking to the Daily Mail, and has spoken about the poor reaction to the film. Of the critical Mauling, Irons is quoted as saying Zack Snyder's film was "Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed…"

He also added that "It was very muddled", before dropping a hint about what we can expect in the future. "I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear."

This, at least, appears to be an acknowledgement of what are widely regarded as the film's major flaws: The fact that it was trying to do too much (establish about a billion new characters to seed an entire cinematic universe) and that it was a total and utter mess. This also contrasts with the very brave faces that the stars put on around the time of release.

Read More: Our review of Batman Vs Superman

Amusingly, it'll be interesting to see if Irons' comments makes things awkward on the set of Justice League Part 1, which is currently in production. Despite WB shaking up its DC Films production in the wake of the disaster, the film is still being directed by Zack Snyder. So don't be surprised if Alfred experiences a humiliating and gruesome death at the hands of the villain. [Daily Mail]