Robert Pattinson tests COVID-19 positive, “The Batman” production halted
Shooting for 'The Batman' first stopped in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit the world.
Merely days after resuming shoot outside London for the highly anticipated “The Batman”, production has shut down again. According to reports, its lead star Robert Pattinson has tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently in isolation.
In a statement on Thursday, Warner Bros. confirmed that filming was “temporarily paused” and that “a member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.” The production house further refused to comment on the specifics.
Robert Pattinson who plays the titular role in the ” The Batman” will carry on the mantle by Ben Affleck and the epic Christian Bale. He will be seen as the next young Bruce Wayne, early in his career as Gotham’s vigilante. The film’s production had previously shut down in March owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Filming began later in September.
In April, Matt Reeves, the director, and writer of the film told The New York Times that it was “quite surreal” to have production halted by a global pandemic.
Meanwhile, the news of Robert Pattinson’s positive test comes a day after Dwayne Johnson, the actor and former wrestler known as the Rock, announced on Instagram that he and his family had recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
Sharing the news on Instagram, Johnson, 48 said, said they had become infected around two and a half weeks ago, from “very close family friends.” He called it “one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family.”
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