(The “vampire” can transform to “bats”)
“THE Batman” is now back to work.
“Following a hiatus for COVID 19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on ‘The Batman’ in the U.K.,” a spokesperson for Warner Bros. Pictures announced recently.
Having been cleared of Covid 19, Robert Pattinson can now put on the cape and cowl again after the production on the comic book movie was brought to a standstill. The studio never confirmed the identity of the person with the positive test and did not reveal any information about Pattinson’s condition or if anyone else on the production tested positive. Pattinson’s camp also never acknowledged that the actor contracted the virus though a Variety news confirmed an initial report in Vanity Fair that the actor has Covid 19.
The filming at Leavesden Studios of London was halted on September 3 while Pattinson recuperated and the cast and crew who were in close contact with the actor also quarantined. Some sets continued to be constructed, but cameras effectively stopped rolling.
Pattinsons positive test was the most high-profile example of the hazards of restarting production during the pandemic, just as Hollywood is trying to find a safe way to roll cameras on movies and television shows during the Corona virus time. “The Batman” had only just returnd to production of September 1, after finishing roughly 25% of the film at the start of the year before the industry-wide lockdown in March. The delay also forced Warner Bros. to move the film’s scheduled release from June to October 2021.
“The Batman” also stars Paul Dano as the Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and and Colin Farrell as the Penguin. Andy Serkis plays Batman/Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, Alfred, while Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro and Jeffrey Wright round out the cast. Warner Bros. is backing the comic book adventure, which is co-written and directed by Matt Reeves(“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), and focuses on the second year of Wayne’s tenure as the Dark Knight.
Several buzzy projects such as “The Matrix 4,” “Jurassic World:Dominion,” and the Disney Plus series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” have also resumed production.