Apparently, someone should tell Bruce Wayne he’s wearing the wrong type of mask…
A few weeks ago the UK production of Jurassic World: Dominion resumed only to immediately face being shut down – temporarily – when there was a positive result in their compulsory checking for COVID. Now – highlighting some of the real, practical problems the industry is facing – it looks as if a similar situation has happened to production of The Batman.
Work on The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, went back before the cameras at Leavesden Studios this week after halting its filming in March due to restrictions during the pandemic. Reeves noted during the DC Fandome event that about a quarter of the film had been shot.
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused,” said Warner Bros. in an initial statement which did not give any further information. However reports later in the day from Vanity Fair claimed that the person who tested positive was no less than lead actor Robert Pattinson himself. Warners. would not confirm or deny that, citing privacy issues regarding health of employees. It is not known when filming will resume – quarantine for an individual can be anywhere from 10-24 days and there is always the possibility that a person will have already passed it to someone before realising they are carrying the virus.
The film – which stars Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis asBruce Wayne’s butler Alfred, and John Turturro as underworld figure Carmine Falcone – is still holding on to its late 2021 release date so far.