The Batman will continue filming without Robert Pattinson while he recovers from Covid-19.
Update: According to Variety, studio insiders say production is still paused and it looks unlikely that it’ll resume until the two-week quarantine is over. It isn’t clear if Robert Pattinson has covid-19 symptoms or if he’s asymptomatic as Warner Bros. would only confirm that a member of the crew had tested positive. The production is carrying out contact tracing while other crew members continue to build props and sets.
After the surprising news that Robert Pattinson tested positive for Covid-19 when working on The Batman set, it seems the production is continuing on without the star as director Matt Reeves and the crew will film scenes that don’t directly involve the star. While Pattinson is self-isolating for 14 days following the positive test, The Batman production will use a stunt double where possible to make filming easier on the United Kingdom set of the upcoming DC film from Reeves.
The report comes from The Daily Mail after an insider on the crew revealed that halting work for two weeks on The Batman could cost upwards of $6 million. Robert Pattinson reportedly arrived on-set with a temperature and was sent home to get tested for the virus. The insider also joked how ironic the situation is, since the virus originated from bats. Any of the crew who didn’t come into contact with Pattinson will be allowed back to work as the production moves from one studio to another to avoid any further positive tests. It was only recently that photos from the set showed off the crew unloading the Batmobile to prepare for filming. Hopefully the star will make a full recovery soon and can return to Leavesden to continue filming the highly-anticipated film.
Everyone was looking forward to getting back to work and its come as a blow that production has stopped just three days after we began filming. We have all been told to stand down until further notice and we are not expecting to be back filming for at least two weeks. There is a irony to all this in that you would think Batman would be immune seeing as it all started from bats,
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Plot details for The Batman are being kept under wraps, but we know that the project will revolve around Robert Pattinson as a younger Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector. The Batman will also feature the hero making use of his detective skills more than what we’ve seen before in previous iterations of the character. It is also expected to be the first installment to a new Batman trilogy with Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, the film stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
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Source: Daily Mail