After being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Batman is being delayed yet again, this time because its lead star tested positive for COVID-19.
That’s right, Robert Pattinson has tested positive for COVID-19. This halt in production comes just days after production was able to begin filming again. As all other projects in the industry were put on hold, production was previously shutdown back in March for the health and safety of all those involved on The Batman. Now after five long months of waiting to get back in the game, production must wait for at least two weeks and reevaluate how to proceed.
Vanity Fair was the first to break the news from what they say is an unnamed source close to production. It appears that Warner Bros has declined to comment on the health of any one individual but they did release a statement regarding production: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
Nothing has been confirmed but since production only just started up again, it’s likely that Pattinson came in contact with someone in the weeks before heading back to set. As of right now there is no word if any other cast or crew members that Pattinson has worked with over the past few days have tested positive.
Two weeks ago the film’s director Matt Reeves released a teaser trailer at the DC FanDome event which has gotten fans very excited for this new iteration of Batman. Although fans are now clamoring for the new caped crusader movie to happen sooner rather than later, the safety of all those involved is of the utmost importance.
The Batman is planned for release in 2021.