Jeremy Irons Thinks ‘Batman v Superman’ Deserved All Those Bad Reviews

“It was very muddled,” says the latest actor to portray Alfred

Last Updated: May 29, 2016 @ 4:16 PM

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was “deservedly” bashed by critics, according to star Jeremy Irons.

The latest actor to play Bruce Wayne’s faithful butler, Alfred, touched on the “very muddled” blockbuster during a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Mail‘s Event magazine.

When asked about the mostly terrible reviews, which resulted in a pitiful 27 percent approval rating from critics counted on Rotten Tomatoes, the 67-year-old Oscar winner replied, “Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed.”

Irons reportedly laughed at the thought of one critic describing the film as “the most incoherent blockbuster in years,” and then admitted, “It was very muddled.”

But he did have some good news for DC Comics fans crossing their fingers that Warner Bros. and director Zack Snyder will improve their formula for the upcoming “The Justice League Part One.”

“I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear,” Irons said.

“Justice League,” which will bring back Henry Cavill‘s Superman, Ben Affleck‘s Batman, Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman as well as Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ezra Miller as The Flash, is set to be released in theaters on November 17, 2017.