“A member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” said a Warner Bros. spokesperson in a press statement. “Filming is temporarily paused.”
Despite Warner Bros. not revealing the affected’s identity, sources close to Vanity Fair first reported that it was Pattinson who was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Neither Warner Bros., director Matt Reeves, nor Pattinson himself have addressed the situation as of yet.
While we have no doubt that the British actor will eventually recover and The Batman will eventually resume filming, questions now hang in the air as to whether the film will still be on track to release on 1 October 2021.
Aside from The Batman, Reeves had originally planned for it to be the first of a film trilogy, with a spinoff prequel series called Gotham P.D. slated to release on HBO Max.
Aside from Pattinson, another Hollywood star in Dwayne Johnson also tested positive for COVID-19 in the same week.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.