According to reports, Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19, causing Batman to stop production a few days after resuming business in London after a few months of stagnation. This shows the problem of filming during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The studio took extreme precautions under the guidelines set by the British government, but it was not foolproof. According to reports, Pattinson will self-isolate in the next two weeks.
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“Vanity Fair” (Vanity Fair) first caused the news that Pattinson was infected with the coronavirus, and soon after, the “Hollywood Reporter” (The Hollywood Reporter) confirmed this.
Warner Bros. did not confirm because it did not comment on a person’s health, but it did issue this statement: “A member of Batman’s product tested positive for COVID-19 and is in accordance with established regulations. The plan is separated. Shooting is temporarily suspended.”
Batman originally shut down production after the coronavirus hit Europe in March. It remained in this state for more than five months and then resumed work early this week. Now it is suspended again.
Pattinson is the director of “Batman”, which is the independent DC adventure of “Planet of the Apes” director and director Matt Reeves. Batman also plays Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Mob boss Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Mayor Candidate Bella Reál, Andy Lawson Serkis played Alfred Pennyworth and Colin Farrell played Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin.
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At the DC FanDome in August, Reeves confirmed that he had completed a quarter of the shooting. Due to the pandemic, Batman has also been postponed from the original June 2021 release date by more than three months.
“Batman” is scheduled to be released in cinemas around the world on October 1, 2021.