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Jeremy Irons hasn't seen the Snyder Cut, but says it "couldn't have been worse" than Justice League

Jeremy Irons in Zack Snyder's Justice League
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Jeremy Irons hasn't got round to watching Zack Snyder's Justice League just yet – but he's made his feelings on the theatrical version clear.

When Justice League was in production, director Snyder stepped away due to a personal tragedy, and The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon oversaw reshoots that substantially changed the tone and plot of the film. After a lengthy fan campaign, the Snyder Cut was finally released in March 2021, with Irons once again playing Batman's trusty butler Alfred Pennyworth.

"Strangely, I think I have it and I haven't seen it," Irons told Variety. "I shall have to hunt it out and see if I have it somewhere online or on a DVD. I remember talking to Zack before he did it and being very interested to see what he came up with. It couldn't have been worse."

In answer to a follow-up question on if Irons meant the Snyder Cut couldn't be worse than Justice League, the actor replied: "I don't think it could have been, could it?" Then, when Variety's interviewer said they thought the theatrical film was "dreadful," Irons agreed: "Well, so did I."

He's not the only Justice League actor to comment on the film lately, either. Ben Affleck, who played Batman in the movie, recently said: "It just was the worst experience. It was awful. It was everything that I didn't like about this. That became the moment where I said, 'I'm not doing this anymore.' It's not even about, like, Justice League was so bad. Because it could have been anything."

Zack Snyder's Justice League streams on HBO Max. If you're in the mood for a super-movie marathon, check out our guide to watching DC movies in order.  

Molly Edwards

I'm a freelance Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for our Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after getting my BA in English.