The film production for the latest Batman superhero movie, starring Robert Pattinson, has been suspended in England after the lead actor tested positive for the coronavirus. The film’s shooting had already been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and had just resumed shooting before this latest suspension.
According to Warner Bros. said in a statement to AFP…
“Filming is temporarily paused. A member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.”
The studio did not name the person infected or indicate when filming would resume.
Vanity Fair magazine confirmed through “highly placed sources” the identity of the cast member as being 34-year-old Pattinson. Pattinson’s representative could not be immediately reached for comment.
This is the second time this film’s production — a dark, detective-style mystery takes on the “Caped Crusader” — it was forced to shut down midway through production in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has allowed the studio to release sneak peeks that have made the film highly anticipated by tens of millions of Batman fans.
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“First-ever footage from the much-hyped movie released at the DC FanDome event last month left fans drooling online, with a mysterious villain leaving notes for Batman at crime scenes across Gotham — and the film’s hero pummeling a street thug before growling: “I’m vengeance.”
In a recent interview, director Matt Reeves has said his version for this new Batman film — due out next June — is inspired by classic films noirs like “Chinatown” and “Taxi Driver,” and will meet a “very human and very flawed” Bruce Wayne in his second year as Batman, trying to solve a series of crimes.