The caped crusader is back in action! ‘The Batman’ resumes production after Robert Pattinson’s positive COVID-19 test paused shooting a couple of weeks ago. Officially, however, Warner Bros. never revealed the identity of the person who tested positive. Even Pattinson’s own team never acknowledged it. But, Variety confirmed from its sources that Robert Pattinson indeed tested positive for the Coronavirus.
The Batman resumes production in the UK
After months of delay due to the pandemic, production finally resumed on the 3rd of September at Leavesden Studios. But it was halted shortly afterward, as Pattinson’s crew members who were often close to the actor also had to be quarantined. The studios still went ahead and constructed some of the sets, but the cameras were practically shut. But now, the production of The Batman has resumed and is going ahead as planned. A Warner Bros. representative told Variety:
“Following a hiatus for COVID 19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on ‘The Batman’ in the U.K.”
Robert Pattinson’s testing positive just showed how hazardous it is for production to resume. But, with the amount of investment in The Batman and many other Hollywood blockbusters, it looks unlikely that production will remain paused. Instead, studios are trying to find ways for actors to return to the set safely. Before the lockdown, The Batman had completed 25% of its production. But, due to the delays, Warner Bros. had to delay the release date from June to October of 2021.
The Batman will focus on the second year of Batman’s adventures as the Dark Knight. Moreover, it has a very star-studded cast apart from Robert Pattinson, with Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, and Paul Dano as the Riddler. Moreover, Andy Serkis is playing Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred. Other than them, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, and Peter Sarsgaard will also be a art of the film.
Other than The Batman, Matrix 4 and Disney’s ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ has also resumed production.