“The Batman” Pauses Production After Robert Pattinson Tests Positive For Covid-19

The filming of The Batman has run into a hitch after its star, Robert Pattinson, has tested positive for the Coronavirus, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, Warner Bros. who is producing the film, would not comment specifically on which actor tested positive.

“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 Thursday. “Filming is temporarily paused.”

Filming had just resumed production this week in London after shutting down in the middle of March due to coronavirus. Matt Reeves, who also directed War for the Planet of the Apes, is the director of The Batman.

In addition to Pattinson starring as The Dark Knight, Zoe Kravitz is Catwoman, Paul Dano is Riddler, Colin Farrell is the Penguin, John Turturro is crime boss Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright is Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis is Alfred and Peter Sarsgaard stars as Gotham City District Attorney Gil Colson. The movie’s first trailer debuted last month at DC FanDome.

“It’s a criminological experiment,” Reeves said of the film’s plot, according to Vanity Fair. “He’s trying to figure out what he can do to finally change this place. You see that he’s charting what he’s doing, and he’s seeing he isn’t having any of the effect that he wants to have yet.” 

The Batman is scheduled for release on October 1, 2021.