"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is continuing the trend of spinning a modern take on Alfred Pennyworth. This popular comic book butler is no longer a man without the means to protect himself, but a man who will kick your butt if need be.

The character's rendition on "Gotham," the hit series that airs on Fox, is a former member of the British Secret Services, and as such knows how to fight and how to use a gun. This version of Alfred taught Bruce Wayne the basics of fighting, and also took down a few bad guys of his own.

In the recent animated movie, "Batman: Bad Blood," the modern version of Alfred took down to prominent Batman villains, so yes, Alfred is officially awesome.

According to Jeremy Irons, the actor who plays Alfred, the character is a man who is capable of doing whatever he wants to.

"He's a man who can actually do anything if he has to," Irons told Empire.

Irons also said that Wayne Manor has been burnt out, but he did not say by what. We've seen from the trailers a house that appears to be Wayne Manor, but not in any form of good condition. At the moment, Bruce Wayne and Alfred are residing at the family's lakeside residence.

As for what it is that Alfred lives for these days, well, it is all about protecting Bruce Wayne. Bear in mind that Wayne is like a son to him, and he is the one who raised him after his parents were shot and killed.

It should be interesting to see what role Alfred plays in the story. From what we have seen from some of the images released by Empire Magazine, he helps Bruce Wayne with the creation of the Armored Batsuit. It seems he bought the idea that Superman is dangerous, or he's just helping to make sure Bruce doesn't get his butt handed to him or worse.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is set to hit theaters come March 25, 2016. After that, "Suicide Squad," the third film in the DC Extended Universe, will bring its wrath to theaters on August 5, 2016.

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