‘The Batman’ shoot continues in Liverpool despite restrictions

The Batman is unstoppable and going in full swing right now. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions in Liverpool, the shooting has continued.

According to Deadline, the film’s shoot hasn’t been affected. Liverpool, where The Batman production is going on, is facing strict restrictions as of now.

In the light of growing COVID-19 cases in the UK, areas falling in Tier-3 are totally shut down. However, local authorities revealed that film shooting is still allowed in several locations with full safety.

Liverpool is a Tier-3 city and currently facing solid closures of households amid a new wave. It is subject to strict regulations now.

Talking about the shoot, then all safety measures are being taken to prevent transmission on the sets.

COVID-19 and “The Batman” delay

In September, the movie was delayed when lead actor Robert Pattinson tested positive. That time the shoot was going on in Glasgow.

When he returned after quarantine, the production resumed. Still, it’s not been as smooth as expected, but at least the shoot has continued.

The Batman teaser was released during the DC Fandome virtual event. Since then, fans are being hyped to the next level. They are excited about the film and to see Pattinson in Bruce Wayne’s iconic character.

Future of big-budget movies amid a pandemic

Talking of extra delays, then The Batman itself is now pushed to a March 4, 2022 release. It is hard to believe, but that’s the fact. Originally it was meant to arrive next year.

It is not, however, the only big-budget film to get delayed in the pandemic. It’s been a worse and unexpectedly negative year for the entertainment industry.

Many popular upcoming titles have been pushed to next year’s schedule. And that too is uncertain because the virus is still prevailing.

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, Eternals, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are now coming in 2021. Previously set dates for the next MCU projects are now delayed one year extra.

Warner Bros’s Dune, an ambitious Denis Villeneuve project, is now postponed. Upon its trailer reveal last month, it was slated for Dec. 18. But now, it will arrive after a full year gap, on Oct. 1, 2021.

Another big film and DC’s Wonder Woman 1984 is also delayed until 2021 due to theaters currently remain closed. And that’s obvious to witness due to growing COVID-19 cases worldwide.

Only a few of the countries are opening cinema halls right now and in small quantities.

Daniel Craig’s No Time To Die, which was about to release in the coming month, is now pushed to April 2021.

It’s a hard time for movie lovers, filmmakers, and theater owners.

Expectations were high this year from both Marvel and DC fans for their respective anticipated films. Now that The Batman and Black Widow are moved further, they are just left with a long wait.

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