Andy Serkis thinks 'The Batman' will be ''darker'' than previous incarnations of the superhero.

The 56-year-old actor has teased details of what fans can expect from the Matt Reeves-directed project, which will see Andy star as Alfred and Robert Pattinson play Batman.

Asked whether fans were right to expect a darker, broodier Batman, Andy told LadBible: ''I would say that's not far from the truth.

''It's very much about the emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce. That's really at the centre of it. And it is a really exquisite script that Matt has written.''

Andy is following in the footsteps of Sir Michael Caine as he prepares to play Alfred.

But the acclaimed actor insisted he isn't looking to mimic previous performances.

He said: ''He was fantastic. His Alfred was legendary, I couldn't even begin to go there, really.

''You find it for yourself. It's like playing these iconic roles in Shakespeare, you go back, you revisit them and you have to make it your own, and see what it is about he character that connects with you and your personal venn diagram.''

Filming on the movie is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Andy admitted he doesn't know how the health crisis might impact the project.

However, he's also promised fans that it'll be ''a beautiful film''.

He shared: ''I was literally half way through shooting my part in it when we got shut down. So it will be interesting to see when that resurfaces how it has been affected by it [lockdown].

''But it is, it's going to be a beautiful film.''