The highly anticipated film, The Batman has once again halted its production after coronavirus positive testing. The main actor, Robert Pattinson, is infected with the coronavirus.
The pandemic has negatively impacted the film industry in the last few months, causing temporary shut down. With no proper treatment available yet, the entertainment industry may continue to be vulnerable for months. Thus, it might take a while before The Batman goes back into production.
In the celebrity world, a lot of actors have already been tested positive on coronavirus. Dwayne Johnson made headlines as news broke out that he and his family tested positive on the virus. Furthermore, most of the productions are still on halt, and will likely resume next year.
The Batman filming postponed
Just days after The Batman production resumed filming, Warner Bros. confirmed that the filming is temporarily on hold. A representative of Warner Bros. stated:
“a member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.”
The movie is just one of the many productions that have been affected by the pandemic. The production took place in the United Kingdom and was supposed to remain there till mid-September.
— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) August 22, 2020
Furthermore, director Matt Reeves has only shot 25 percent of the movie. Fortunately, the production was able to produce the trailer, keeping the fans a the edge of their seats. The trailer debuted during the DC FanDome, and fans took it well. After seeing the footage, fans are hoping that Warner Bros will be able to release the movie on time.
Robert Pattinson tested positive on Coronavirus
The Batman star, Robert Pattinson has made headlines lately as news of his coronavirus testing came back positive. At the time of the announcement from Warner Bros., the entertainment company did not disclose any names.
THE BATMAN test footage, the Batmobile reveal, & the first official teaser trailer.
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According to Vanity Fair, the 34-year old actor is currently in isolation while the production is on hold. In the movie, Pattinson plays the role of the young Bruce Wayne. Furthermore, Batman is now in his second year of vigilantism. The young Bruce Wayne is trying to resolve a series of killings in the city.
Director Reeves shared a glimpse of the movie’s plot. He said:
“It’s a criminological experiment. He’s trying to figure out what he can do to finally change this place. You see that he’s charting what he’s doing, and he’s seeing he isn’t having any of the effects that he wants to have yet. The murders start to happen, and the murders start to describe the history of Gotham. It only reinforces what he knows about Gotham, but opens up a whole world of corruption that went much further.”
The Batman release date
At the moment, there is no official date on the movie’s release.
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