Someone raise the Bat Signal! The Batman will finally resume production in September, Deadline reports. The Robert Pattinson vehicle will fly into production in the UK where quite a few projects have returned to filming, namely Sony’s Cinderella and Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion.
Now, filming grounded to a halt in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Set construction began last month. Additionally, The Batman will have its own panel for DC FanDome on Saturday. Thankfully, filming restrictions have lessened in the UK as productions are deemed essential.
The Batman initially had a June 2021 release date. COVID-19 has pushed the film back to an October 2021 debut. Director Matt Reeves told Deadline that while a portion of The Batman was completed, he wanted to spend quarantine examining the film’s tone.
It happens any time you shoot anything. The unexpected — happy accidents and things you didn’t quite expect: That is the lightning in a bottle for something that is alive. I would say that the changes really have to do with ‘Oh, seeing the tone of this’ with these scenes we haven’t done which connect to that part of the story line.
It feels like there might be an opportunity to explore some of that unexpected tone that we found. With these movies, you never have enough prep time, because they’re so complex and so enormous in so many ways. It also gives me a moment to think about the larger sequences that have yet to come up and how I want to realize those.
I’m stoked for Reeves’ flick. In addition, Pattinson is a multifaceted performer who’ll undoubtedly inject Bruce Wayne with nuance aplenty. Not to mention, the remainder of the cast is chalk full of pure excellence. Resuming production next month is a surefire sign that The Batman will stay on track for its October 2021 opening.