On Thursday morning, a Warner Bros. spokesman announced that The Batman had ceased production, starring Robert Pattison as Dark Knight. The statement read: “A member of Batman production tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated according to established protocols. Filming is temporarily suspended. "
It is reported this afternoon that the production member is Pattinson himself. According to Vanity Fair, "a senior source" confirmed that Pattinson was "the person who got sick."
The film had resumed filming in studios outside of London a few days ago after taking a break in the coronavirus with the rest of the film industry in March. Just last week Warner Bros. released its first trailer for the superhero film on social media, which ends with a graphic reading "Only in theaters … currently in production".
While Pattinson and Warner Bros. representatives refused to comment, Pattinson's fans are hoping for the best.
Please send good wishes to Robert Pattinson on our behalf. We hope he isn't terribly sick. ❤️ @CBGActors @wbpictures @mattreevesLA
– Robert Pattinson WorldWide (@robpattinsonww) September 3, 2020
Pattinson is the sixth live-action Batman film outside of the camp since Michael Keaton donned the hood in the Batman in 1989. The Batman – with Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman and Colin Farrell as Penguin – is slated for 2021.
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