Since I haven't actually given my opinion of the original article I will do so now. I do agree that a pistol packing Alfred Pennyworth is indeed very unusual. It appears that he will be taking a more active role, and seems younger in that picture as well, perhaps he'll have a "Kato" type role? I wonder if Geoff Johns influence has crept into this project since his plans for Alfred in Earth One kind of reflect what the image implies. I look forward to seeing some of the more obscure villains both current and past. The use of Katana is extremely interesting to me and should be interesting. The article did say that she wasn't a Robin replacement which says to me that a Robin of some sort will be interesting. This is a Batman animated series so I will be definitely checking it out.