The UK has been one of the hardest-hit countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 44,000 deaths reported. But with daily new cases falling, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made plans to steadily reopen businesses, with pubs, restaurants and movie theaters reopening on Saturday. The Batman and Mission Impossible 7 will be two of the films to return, most likely in September.
But production, at least on The Batman, will look very different than last March. For the Matt Reeves‘ film, we can’t expect to see the many set pics we were getting before the shutdown. Former Variety writer Kris Tapley has tweeted that the plan is for shooting on the DC Comics adaptation on stages.
“All locations have now been scrapped, and that means Gotham City is going to be build in a studio now.”
Honestly, it’s not the end of the world. Tim Burton created his Gotham City on the Warner Bros. lot. Christopher Nolan’s movies, of course used Chicago and Zack Snyder used Detroit.
Other countries including the Czech Republic and New Zealand have granted exemptions to crews for other major Hollywood productions such as Amazon’s Lord of the Rings, Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier and James Cameron’s Avatar 2.
Other major blockbusters set to start or resume filming in the country include Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion, Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts 3, Sony’s live-action musical adaptation of Cinderella and Disney’s remake of The Little Mermaid.
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie