Batman Catches Covid 19 Robert Pattison Coronavirus confirmed
Batman is battling against coronavirus. According to reports, the film was shut down due to Robert Pattinson contacting the virus. The Batman film is set to open in theaters on Oct. 1, 2021.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed the production halt to ET on Thursday, explaining, “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
ET reported that the U.K. production on the Matt Reeves-directed film — which stars Pattinson as the latest iteration of the Caped Crusader — had only resumed three days ago, after being shut down in March in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Vanity Fair was the first to report that it was Pattinson who had tested positive, leading to the production halt.
During a satellite panel Robin Pattinson spoke out saying, “I’m very anxious to get back to work and continue to form this beloved character. I’ve always been a massive fan.”
The film takes place in Wayne’s second year fighting crime as a Gotham vigilante. “He’s trying to figure out what he can do to finally change this place,” Reeves explained. A string of murders will reveal the city is more corrupted than he could have ever imagined and inspire origin stories for an entire gallery of rogues.
“Selena isn’t Catwoman yet. That’s part of the journey. Oz isn’t the Kingpin yet, he’s the Penguin and he doesn’t like being called that. The Riddler is just emerging for the first time,” Reeves teased.