By: John M Jerva
UPDATE: Here’s some good news for all you fans of Gotham’s dark Knight as Variety is reporting that The Batman star Robert Pattinson has recovered from being infected with COVID-19 and is back on set as production is now underway once again. During the time that Pattinson was ill, the projectwas still moving and shooting material mthat did not involve the star. Now it’s all systems go as Pattinson is once again healthy and barring any more setbacks, the film will still make its projected October 1st release date next year. The film had only shot around 25% of footage before the pandemic shutdown and had only just been back when Pattinson fell ill. Hopefully everything will work out this time and we wish all involved to be safe and well.
Here’s another cool update, as a new poster was released just recently with another image of Pattinson fully suited up so check it out below!
(Original Post) Well it looks like even the caped crusader is not immune to the dreaded Coronavirus as it is being reported by all media outlets that Robert Pattinson has tested positive for the virus. Filming had restarted last week since being shutdown when the virus first hit but now, the production must cease once again as the Star self isolates and hopefully recovers.
Per Variety: “A member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement. “Filming is temporarily paused.”
Turns out the crew member was Pattinson himself. The film still has roughly three more months of shooting and was hoping to finish before year’s end but now with this unfortunate situation there is no telling how long cameras will stay idle for a second time.
The initial release was pushed back to October 1st of next year so only time will tell if it will have to be moved again. We hope for a speedy recovery for Mr. Pattinson.
The Batman is being helmed by Matt Reeves who just recently release a first look teaser at DC FanDome that sent the collective fanboy nation into a tizzy with excitement.
Also starring in the film are Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell as The Penguin.
Keep it locked and loaded right here for more details to come!