The Batman shoot suspended after Robert Pattinson tests coronavirus positive
New Delhi : Aactor Robert Pattinson has tested positive for Covid-19, halting production of The Batman and highlighting the industry’s struggles to get back to business after months of a pandemic-induced shutdown.
Warner Bros. would not comment on any individual worker’s health, sharing only a statement, “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused,” Vanity Fair confirmed through a highly placed source.
The production previously shut down, along with most other entertainment industry work, back in March when the quarantine lockdown first hit.
In the new movie, directed by Matt Reeves, Batman is in his second year of vigilantism, and is trying to solve a series of gruesome serial killings. The case causes him to cross paths with Paul Dano’s The Riddler, Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle (before she becomes the criminal Catwoman), and the underworld figure Oswald Cobblepot, nicknamed The Penguin behind his back, played by Colin Farrell.
Jeffrey Wright co-stars as Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis plays Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred, and John Turturro is the gangster Carmine Falcone.