‘Batman V Superman’: Jeremy Irons Insists Script Is ‘Amazing,’ ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Isn’t Convinced By DC’s Plan

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is still over a year away, but anticipation for the blockbuster is at a fever pitch. Jeremy Irons, who will play Alfred Pennyworth in the comic book movie, insists that the film’s script is “amazing.”

The English actor made his remarks at the Lucca Film Festival, where he was asked about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on a regular basis.

According to La Nazione, Irons explained that Chris Terrio’s script, which comes from a story by Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer, is sensational, declaring, “The next ‘Batman’ has an amazing screenplay. It’s a blockbuster written from the heart.”

But while Irons was gushing about the impending film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice found a naysayer in the shape of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.

The comic book writer, who works as an executive producer on the hugely popular television series of The Walking Dead, believes that DC, Warner Bros., and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice face “an uphill battle” to match the efforts of Marvel Studios.

While talking to Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman admitted that he believes “Marvel [have] done something extremely special” with the way that they’ve released their movies and how they’ve built their cinematic universe.

But he’s less optimistic about DC’s impending batch of movies and their cinematic universe because they’ve already announced their plan to the public rather than keeping it a secret like their rival did.

“I think [DC] announcing you’re going to do a ‘Justice League’ movie after a ‘Superman’ movie, that was neat and had some awesome things in it, but it wasn’t like amazing or groundbreaking…

[The plan] just seems derivative, so it puts them in a backseat position to Marvel. It’s not organic so there’s going to be so much scrutiny on ‘Batman V Superman’ when it comes out. It’s got an uphill battle.”

So how would Robert Kirkman have proceeded if he’d been in control of DC’s slate of movies? Well, he’d have kept their plans a secret.

“If they hadn’t told anybody if the ‘Justice League’ were going to be appearing in that, and they were forming that, it would have been surprising and exciting and weird. People are forgetting how important the surprise is.”

Kirkman didn’t end on a downer because he also admitted that he thinks Aquaman looks “awesome” and he’s “sure it will be great.”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on March 25, 2016, and it will then be followed by 2016’s Suicide Squad, 2017’s Wonder Woman, 2017’s Justice League Part One, 2018’s The Flash, 2018’s Aquaman, 2019’s Shazam, 2019’s Justice League Part Two, 2020’s Cyborg, and 2020’s Green Lantern.

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