Ah! Just as we were all getting excited again for new movies, Warner Bros. has hit pause again on The Batman production in London. A member of the production tested positive for COVID-19, and Deadline reports that member is The Batman star Robert Pattinson.
In the announcement from Warner Bros., a spokesperson said: “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. and Pattinson’s reps have not officially commented on Pattinson’s health status.
The film first paused production in March when the coronavirus outbreak hit the UK. Everyone returned to resume filming just three days ago. This is concerning, because it’s the second movie to have confirmed cases after production resumed. Jurassic World: Dominion also halted production after four members reportedly tested positive.
Hype for the film increased after DC’s FanDome event, when director Matt Reeves revealed the first look with a teaser of the film. The film is about a quarter of the way through production. Pattinson stars as Bruce Wayne in his second year of being Batman in Gotham City. The teaser left a lot of fans ready for more footage. Looks like we’re waiting a little longer.
The Batman also stars Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham City DA Gil Colson.
The Batman is set for an October 1, 2021 premiere.