Vanity Fair said British actor Pattinson, 34, caught the virus days after shooting resumed near London, after a six-month delay to filming. At least one person on this production - the film's dialect coach, Andrew Jack - died from Covid-19 during the hiatus.
Movie studio Warner Bros said in a statement that a member of The Batman production in Britain had tested positive for the coronavirus, but did not give a name. Until then things like film productions will simply need to be handled as safely as possible, which still contains some degree of risk. The insider also joked how ironic the situation is, since the virus originated from bats.More news: Miami Dolphins host a slew of free agents head of roster cuts
Right after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced that he and his family contracted coronavirus, news broke that Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19 too. It was only recently that photos from the set showed off the crew unloading the Batmobile to prepare for filming.
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're pausing temporarily for now until we have more information, but we have all the protocols set up to do contact tracing and hopefully get back up into production very soon". Robert Pattinson, who is playing Bruce Wayne in the film, reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and is now quarantining. Sound-off in the comments below!More news: Activists insist on changes to policing after death in New York
We hope Robert Pattinson gets cured quickly and that The Batman's production is nothing but smooth sailing from now on! And it's tough to make a Batman movie without a Batman. It is also expected to be the first installment to a new Batman trilogy with Pattinson.
The Batman is scheduled to release in October 2021 after being pushed from its initial date of June, 2021 owing to the lockdown but with the recent development at hand, the earmarks on the calendar might change. Romantic partner Catwoman is played by Zoe Kravitz, ally James Gordon is played by Jeffrey Wright, villains The Riddler and The Penguin are played by Paul Dano and Colin Farrell respectively.More news: Marvel's Avengers out now | PC