Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID. ‘The Batman’ shuts down production again.

(Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19)

This just goes to show that even with the highest safety precautions, it it still going to be a challenge for networks and studios to keep cameras rolling. Now comes word from the U.K. that The Batman star Robert Pattinson has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a report in Vanity Fair, Pattinson’s positive test results caused temporary shutdown on production of the film.

Warner Bros. confirmed earlier Thursday that production would be paused after a member of production tested positive but would only say, “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.” 

Vanity Fair confirmed through other highly placed sources that Pattinson was the individual.

This is bad news for the production which just began production a few days ago after being shut down on March 14. Finally, excitement began to build as Reeves presented a teaser trailer at DC Fandome last month:

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Hopefully, Pattinson will get healthy soon and production will be able to resume.

During Fandome’s panel, director and co-writer Matt Reeves discussed what fans can expect from the film slated for October 2021. The film takes place in Batman’s second and year and according to Reeves, “he’s trying to figure out what he can do to change this place… he is not having any of the effect he wants to have yet.”

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Reeves confirmed that Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz) is not Catwoman at this point, while “Oz” Cobblepot (a barely recognizable Colin Farrell) being called Penguin.  Reeves also shared that Chinatown and Taxi Driver were among his inspirations.

SOURCE: Vanity Fair