Earlier today there were reposts that Matt Reeves’ The Batman had shut down production again due to someone on the crew testing positive for Covid-19. Well, according to Vanity Fair, the person who ended up catching the virus was the film’s star, Batman himself, Robert Pattinson.
Warner Bros. would not comment on this all they said in the statement was: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
There’s no other information to share at this time on this, or when production will pick back up again, but it sucks! The Covid-19 nightmare continues to wreak havoc.
When previously talking about the story that The Batman will tell, Reeves said:
“It’s a criminological experiment. He’s trying to figure out what he can do to finally change this place. You see that he’s charting what he’s doing, and he’s seeing he isn’t having any of the effect that he wants to have yet. The murders start to happen, and the murders start to describe a history of Gotham. It only reinforces what he knows about Gotham, but opens up a whole world of corruption that went much further.”
The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/The Riddler, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone and Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson. Gil Perez-Abraham (Orange is the New Black), Charlie Carver (Teen Wolf), and Max Carver have also been cast in undisclosed roles. It’s so cool to finally see many of these characters in action!
The Batman is now scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021.