Batman filming hits a snag after Robert Pattinson tests positive for Covid-19 Filming for The Batman was stopped days after the pandemic hit the country, followed by a complete lockdown of the entertainment industry worldwide.
However, the shooting resumed as the government eased restrictions, and everything seemed to be going well until the lead actor was tested positive.
According to the US media, Robert Pattinson, who was set to play Bruce Wayne in the remake of The Batman, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Warner Bros said that a member of the production team was self-isolating but did not reveal the person’s identity. A spokeswoman for the studio said, “A member of the production team has been tested positive for the virus and is isolating in compliance with the established protocols. Filming of the movie has been temporarily halted.”
However, Vanity Fair said that it was the British actor Robert Pattinson, 34, who has contracted the virus days after the shooting resumed near London. The filming for the movie began in Glasgow earlier this year was halted due to the advent of the virus.
The movie was earlier scheduled to release in June 2021 has now been delayed and will hit the theatres on someday in October 2021.
In the latest film, the Twilight famed star will follow into the footsteps of Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, and Ben Affleck to play the Gotham City superhero. The movie is directed under the brilliant supervision of Matt Reeves. It outlines the life of a billionaire outcast who turned into a midnight vigilante after the death of his parents.
Pattinson, who also co-starred in Nolan’s Tenet, has not yet commented on the reports. The movie began its filming after a six-month delay but seemed to have arrived at an indefinite halt since the lead actor tested positive.