We’ve seen Detective Jim Gordon’s partner Harvey Bullock and a young Selina Kyle (Catwoman), but now DC Comics and Fox have released the first official image of Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth.

As many of you will likely already know, Alfred is the loyal butler who helps to bring up a young Bruce Wayne after the death of his parents and assists him when he eventually takes on the mantle of Batman.

The description of the character in Gotham states that he is tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London who has loyally served the Waynes. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne. Like Michael Caine in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, he looks a lot tougher than his comic book counterpart, and it should be interesting to see what kind of role he plays in the series.

Click on the image below to see the full-size version and then be sure to let us know what you think of this first look at Pertwee as Alfred in the comment section!

Alfred The Butler

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