The Batman Halts Production After Robert Pattinson Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Earlier this morning, Warner Bros. revealed that it had halted the filming of The Batman because someone on set tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” the studio said in a statement. “Filming is temporarily paused.”

That cast member has now been identified. According to Vanity Fair’s sources, it’s the Dark Knight himself, Robert Pattinson. “Robert Pattinson is said to have tested positive for the coronavirus, causing filming of The Batman to be halted just days after the superhero drama resumed work at studios outside of London,” the publication wrote.

Bummer. We’re guessing that Warner Bros. will be pushing the film back even further from its original premiere date. (If you’ll remember, The Batman was already delayed once, from June 25, 2021 to October 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.) We may not see Battinson until 2022.

You can check out the teaser trailer below if you haven’t watched it yet. Robert Pattinson appears to be living up to the demands of the cape and cowl well, so let’s hope he gets better soon.

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