Robert Pattinson test COVID 19 positive, The Batman movie shoot suspended
British actor Robert Pattinson has tested positive for Covid-19, news media reported on Thursday, halting production of The Batman
Actor Robert Pattinson has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, halting production of the film The Batman just days after it resumed the following lockdown, reports international media. Warner Bros, the production house that is backing the project, said in a statement to news agency AFP, "A member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.
Filming is temporarily paused." However, several publications such as Vanity Fair and the Hollywood Reporter cited anonymous sources saying that the person who has tested positive is the film's lead actor Robert Pattinson and that the 34-year-old will reportedly self-isolate for two weeks before filming resumes.
The Batman's production, which was taking place in the UK, was suspended in March due to the pandemic. Filming only restarted a few days ago. Planet Of The Apes director Matt Reeves is directing The Batman. Besides Robert Pattinson, the film features Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. Paul Dano features as supervillain The Riddler (who didn't make an appearance in the trailer but was introduced through a voice-over). The Batman trailer released last month and it received praise from moviegoers.
The movie, in which Robert stars as the comic book hero, has about three months of material left to shoot, according to Hollywood trade outlets. Its release was pushed back earlier this year from June 2021 to October 2021.
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