New Batman Movie Production Halts As Coronavirus Fear Escalates
As the world prepares and contains spreading of the new coronavirus, director Matt Reeves and DC have also come up with a plan. Like other Hollywood movies that are halting production and suspending release dates, Robert Pattinson’s The Batman will also pause its production. The decision to suspend production will stay in effect for two weeks. The new pandemic has claimed over 6000 lives, while more than 160,000 reported cases.
The Batman To Continue After Two-Week Safety Halt
Here is the statement by the studio:
“Warner Bros. Pictures feature production of The Batman will be on a two-week hiatus starting today. The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
There is no report of The Batman cast or crew member contracting the new coronavirus. The halt in production, thus, is a precautionary one. Many movies have already taken a similar decision for themselves, Marvel and Disney’s movies included. Daniel Craig’s ‘No Time To Die’ moved its release from April to November.
It was only recently when the studio released images of the new Dark Knight, Robert Pattinson. Colin Farrell is joining the project as Penguin, Paul Dano as Riddler and Andy Serkis as Alfred. Zoe Kravtiz will play as Catwoman while Jeffrey Wright will be Commissioner Gordon. While The Batman has a release date of June 25, 2021, the decision to pause production may not have a significant impact.
However, the statement also tells that the studios will keep a check on the situation and then decide whether to extend the break. In one of the biggest news of Hollywood, Tom Hanks and his wife testing positive for the coronavirus made a big impact on entertainment. Hanks was a star in Baz Luhrmann Elvis Presley’s movie, filming in Australia. Now, the movie has decided to hold the production of the movie to wait for Hanks to recover. Following suit, Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel have also made efforts to contain the spread of the virus.