Robert Pattinson sas COVID-19, The Batman production shut down
Earlier today it was reported that Matt Reeves’ The Batman temporarily halted production in the UK after a member of production reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Now Vanity Fair is reporting that the individual in question is in fact the film’s star, Robert Pattinson, after confirming with highly placed sources. Warner Bros. Pictures and Pattinson’s representation have yet to officially confirm that the new Bruce Wayne/Batman performer is sick, but it would explain why the production was forced to shut down entirely.
Filming on the highly-anticipated movie had just resumed three days ago after pausing for over five months. This along with yesterday’s revelation that Dwayne Johnson had contracted the virus is yet another reminder that the coronavirus is an insidious disease ambivalent to race, wealth or stature. We recommend our readers heed warning signs like this and not open themselves up to unnecessary risk until a proper vaccine can be dispersed.
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19,” said Warner Bros. in a statement, “and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot. Twins Max and Charlie Carver have also joined the movie in “sizable roles.”
During DC FanDome, Reeves confirmed the movie will focus on Bruce Wayne’s second year as Batman, and, per Walter Hamada, that the film is set in a different universe separate from the Justice League DCEU characters. Reeves also revealed that the movie is a detective story that follows a series of murders that open up the history of corruption in Gotham and how Bruce’s family is linked.
Reeves and Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers.
The Batman opens in theaters on October 1, 2021.
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