‘The Batman’ filming resumes after Robert Pattinson’s reported quarantine
Earlier this month, production for Matt Reeves' The Batman was shut down again after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus. It was reported that Robert Pattinson was the crew member who tested positive.
Now, it has been revealed that filming for The Batman has resumed in the United Kingdom.
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Production for The Batman first shutdown earlier this year amid the ongoing pandemic. Then, two weeks ago, news broke that someone onset of the DC film had tested positive for coronavirus.
Various reports said that "sources" confirmed it was Pattinson who tested positive, but this has not been confirmed by Warner Bros. At the time of the initial report, Warner Bros. did not reveal the person’s identity.
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement. “Filming is temporarily paused.”
Now, Warner Bros. has confirmed that production for The Batman has resumed again. According to the statement, the individual who tested positive has quarantined. Now, they are cleared to return to set.
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“Following a hiatus for COVID 19 quarantine precautions, the statement says. "Filming has now resumed on The Batman in the U.K."
The Batman is being filmed at Leavesden Studios just outside of London. Earlier this year, production was seven weeks in when it was shut down due to the pandemic. There are about three months of shooting left to complete. It's anticipated production will be finished by the end of 2020.
The first trailer for The Batman debuted last month. Alongside Pattinson, viewers get glimpses of Paul Dano‘s The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Colin Farrell as Penguin in the new trailer.
As well, Reeves revealed during a recent FanDome panel that The Batman takes place during “Year Two,” before the Dark Knight‘s enemies have become full-fledged villains.
So far, we’ve received several other sneak peeks into the new film including the new Batsuit as well as the Batcycle and Batmobile. Last month, Reeves unveiled the official logo and another look at the Batsuit.
The Batman arrives Oct. 1, 2021 and the trailer is available to watch below.