After wowing audiences with a first look at the upcoming next big screen adventure of the Dark Knight, filming on Matt Reeves’ The Batman has been put on pause.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that a crewmember on the film has tested positive. It was later confirmed by Vanity Fair that actor Robert Pattinson who plays the lead in the new film has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting Warner Brothers to suspend production on the film while the actor goes into isolation. WB released a statement via a spokesperson saying;
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,”
Filming was originally shut down in March with roughly 20% of the film being available. This didn’t stop director Matt Reeves from fanning the fandom flames with the release of a teaser trailer for the film at DC’s first ever virtual event DC Fandome.
Robert Pattinson plays Bruce Wayne aka The Batman in the film which also stars Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro and Andy Serkis.
The Batman is scheduled to be released in theaters October 1, 2021.