Batman vs Superman Movie Spoilers: Major Character Dead as Jeremy Irons Talks Alfred

December 9, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will reportedly not include a major character from the Batman story.

The Christopher Nolan trilogy, and many other iterations of the story, have featured detective James Gordon, but the upcoming film will not.

That’s according to Badass Digest, which says it’s drawing on the fact that a recent version of the script includes a mention of a memorial plaque to Gordon.

” What does a dead Jim Gordon mean for BvS? Not much technically – most of the story takes place in Metropolis although there are two major fight scenes in Gotham (one where Superman comes looking for Batman and a climactic fight scene) – but it could have big consequences for the new DC Movieverse,” it said.

“While pre-Terrio drafts of the script mentioned a deceased Robin, later iterations closer to the start of shooting don’t – perhaps in this continuity The Joker killed Jim Gordon instead of Robin? That would be an interesting spin, and something that could feed into future Batman movies.

“It’s worth noting that we simply don’t know what Warner Bros’ plans are for future Batman movies. They surely have Ben Affleck nailed down for a few films, but will they keep him in the Justice League franchise and then make Batfilms that take place over the course of the character’s 17 year career with a younger lead? Or will they make Batfilms that take place in the here and now, with an older Batman and a dead Gordon?”

Meanwhile, Jeremy Irons recently divulged a few details about Alfred, indicating that he may assist Batman out in the field.

“He is quite a different Alfred than we have seen so far. Zack Snyder had very clear views about what he wanted,” Irons told The Hollywood Reporter.

“I would just say he’s more hands-on perhaps than just a butler.”

Irons noted that Alfred is “not a large role,” mainly due to the number of characters in the megafilm. He noted that working on the blockbuster was “not that different than Die Hard.”

Batman v Superman, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, and Jesse Eisenberg, among others, will hit theaters on March 25, 2016.

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