Robert Pattinson has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, which has brought “The Batman” production to a halt again just days after filming started back…
“The Batman” is on hold again after star Robert Pattinson reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
The production taking place in London had just started again after originally shutting down in March at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Director Matt Reeves later revealed approximately 25 percent of the movie had been completed with around another three months of filming required to finish the movie.
The cast and crew returned to work just a few days ago but then production was halted again after Warner Bros. confirmed somebody tested positive for COVID-19, which forced the entire set to close again while that person went into quarantine.
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused,” Warner Bros. said in a statement released on Friday.
A separate report from Vanity Fair revealed that it was Pattinson who actually tested positive and that’s ultimately what shut down production for the time being with no exact date on when filming could begin again. Pattinson is playing Batman/Bruce Wayne in the film.
Pattinson, who is typically a very private person, has not commented on the situation.
“The Batman” is one of the most highly anticipated films coming from Warner Bros. with Reeves directing a story from the second year that the Caped Crusader was serving out vigilante justice on the streets of Gotham City.
Despite being so far away from the conclusion of filming, Reeves was able to put together an impressive teaser trailer for “The Batman” that debuted at DC Fandome earlier this month. “The Batman” will also see Zoe Kravitz play Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.