Take with a grain of hopeful salt. But actor Alex Ferns, who is playing a newly created character in the highly anticipated Matt Reeves’ film The Batman, has tweeted that the blockbuster will resume production in two weeks.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shut down the next adventure of The Dark Knight as well as other films including Mission Impossible 7, Jurassic World: Dominion, The Matrix 4 and more. But it looks as if casts and crews will be returning to under new guidelines. Jurassic World: Dominion and The Matrix 4 have started back up in the United Kingdom and Belgium.
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Though Ferns doesn’t specify that it’s The Batman he will be working on, Ferns has no other upcoming projects listed on his IMDB page, so the actor is likely returning to the DC Universe.
The Reel 360 team expects to see a new look at The Batman (maybe even a teaser trailer) this Saturday during released on Saturday during DC FanDome.
Plot details are under wraps for now, but the film is rumored to be a loose adaptation of the popular DC Comics Batman story The Long Halloween.
Starring alongside Pattinson as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the “Hunger Games” films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the “Transformers” films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Black Mass”) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Dumbo”) as Oswald Cobblepot.
Reeves and Dylan Clark (the “Planet of the Apes” films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers. Reeves’ behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion,” upcoming “Dune”); his “Planet of the Apes” production designer, James Chinlund; editors William Hoy (the “Planet of the Apes” films) and Tyler Nelson (“Rememory”); Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon (“The Jungle Book”); Oscar-nominated SFX supervisor Dominic Tuohy (“1917,” “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”); Oscar-nominated sound mixer Stuart Wilson (“1917,” the “Star Wars” franchise); Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“1917,” “Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”) and costume designers Glyn Dillon (the “Star Wars” franchise) and David Crossman (“1917,” the “Star Wars” franchise); hair designer Zoe Tahir (upcoming “No Time to Die,” “Spectre”); and Oscar-nominated makeup designer Naomi Donne (“1917”).
Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. Based on characters from DC, “The Batman” is set to open in theaters October 2021 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures
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