Shooting on The Batman has been halted again due to a report of coronavirus. Reports are making the rounds that Robert Pattinson may have tested positive for COVID-19.
Warner Bros. confirmed Thursday that production is on hold, but did not name the cast or crew member who is now recuperating from the virus. Vanity Fair first reported that it is Pattinson, who is starring as Bruce Wayne in the reboot from director Matt Reeves.
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson told Variety. “Filming is temporarily paused.”
The Batman – which also stars Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, and Andy Serkis as Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth – got seven weeks into production before the coronavirus pandemic put it on pause in March.
According to Variety, shooting had only resumed again in early September. It’s being made at Warner Bros. Leavesden studios in Hertfordshire, just outside London.
The Batman is currently due for release on October 1, 2021. Farrell has described Reeves’ script for the movie as “beautiful, dark [and] moving,” while the director himself has whet fans’ appetites by sharing a video of Pattinson suited up as Batman in his camera test.
If you missed it, here’s a look at the trailer for the forthcoming DC Comics movie:
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