Looks like Jeremy Irons's Alfred in Batman v Superman is going to be a lot different than what fans have seen so far in Batman movies and TV shows. Apparently he'll be doing a lot more than fetching soup and medicine for Master Wayne.

According to WhatCulture.com, Alfred will not be a butler. He was actually Thomas and Martha Wayne's bodyguard when they were killed. When young Bruce Wayne decided to dismiss what was left of the staff at the Wayne Manor, he kept Alfred around – who then became the orphaned youngster's legal guardian.

Now that Bruce is an adult, Alfred is his chief of security and lives on the grounds of Wayne Manor in what is described as a "comfortable trailer". He's also said to be a former Special Air Service (SAS) officer, so it is clear that this is going to be a very different take on the character.

"It's apparently that SAS training (in areas like weapons, intelligence gathering, medicine, and piloting a variety of vehicles) which Alfred has used to both train and help Batman in his crime fighting duties in Gotham," states the website.

Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Screen Rant about his role in the Jesse Owens biopic, Race, Jeremy Irons was asked to talk about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and what fans can expect from Ben Affleck's Batman, to which the actor replied: "He is extraordinary, quite extraordinary, and Zack Snyder, the director, fantastic vision. I think the public have a great treat in store."

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice will hit theatres on 25 March 2016.