UPDATE: It turns out that the member of the production on The Batman to have tested positive for coronavirus is the Dark Knight himself, Robert Pattinson. Wishing him a speedy recovery. Original story follows:
Hollywood is certainly struggling right now, much like the rest of the world. The Batman recently resumed its production after being shut down due to the pandemic with a new trailer getting fans hyped for what looks to be a very promising movie.
However, there has been another stumbling block for the Robert Pattinson led film as a production member has tested positive for the virus meaning that production has had to be paused for the time being.
Warner Bros. official statement 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.”
Unfortunately, this kind of thing is likely to happen in the weeks and months ahead as movies resume their shooting schedules. Safety and precaution is obviously the most important thing and hopefully, whoever has contracted the virus gets well soon.
Fingers crossed the delay won’t be too significant and The Batman can go full steam ahead as it looks to complete its shoot in the UK.
The Batman sees Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse) donning the cape and cowl as Bruce Wayne/Batman alongside Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora) as The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) as Jim Gordon, Andy Serkis (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Carmine Falcone, Alex Ferns (Chernobyl) as Commissioner Pete Savage, Con O’Neill (Ordinary Lies) as Chief Mackenzie Bock, Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) as Officer Stanley Merkel and Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as Bella Real.