Hollywood actor Robert Pattinson, who recently resumed the shooting of The Batman, is said to be tested positive for COVID-19 due to which the production of the superhero film has taken a halt. A spokesperson of Warner Bros released a statement, which reads, “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.” The production house also said they would not say anything on any individual worker’s health. The shooting of the film earlier took a halt due to the pandemic crisis in March and because of that, the film was pushed from June to October 2021.
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The US publication has confirmed through a reliable source that Pattinson was the individual who got infected. Earlier, the Filming for the comic book adventure film was halted due to coronavirus pandemic when it was roughly seven weeks into the production.
The Matt Reeves directorial, which is said to be a grittier take on the ‘Dark Knight’ mythos, is left with the shooting material of approximately three months, reported Variety. The film can be wrapped up by the end of this year.
The construction of sets is underway by the crew members of the film.Soon after the production halt, the theatrical release date of the film has been pushed back by the Warner Bros. Studios from June 2021 to October 1, 2021. The new Batman film stars Paul Dano, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, and Zoe Kravitz. The movie is planned for release in 2021.