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‘The Batman’ Production Halted as Pattinson Contracts COVID-19

The novel Coronavirus strikes again on the set of the Warner Bros. and DC tentpole, as the UK production shut down for a second time after announcement that lead star Robert Pattinson has contracted the virus.

Bats! A tragedy of Dark Knight proportions has struck following the release of the gritty The Batman trailer last week. Robert Pattinson, the Caped Crusader himself, has tested positive for COVID 19. The UK film production was already halted in March due to the pandemic; it seems the true Batman villain is not the Penguin, but the Coronavirus. This second shutdown comes just days after the resumption of filming after the months-long hiatus. Warner Bros. has confirmed that shooting has been “temporarily paused.” Director Matt Reeves previously reported that the film requires another three months of shoots, and there has been no indication as to when Pattinson will be able to resume working. We’ll see if the recently announced October 1, 2021 theatrical release date will remain on track. Crossing fingers that the actor makes a speedy recovery!

In case you missed it, catch the trailer below:

This news also comes just days after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced he and his family have also contracted the viral infection. It seems fame, money, and power are nothing in the face of a teeny tiny virus. Nor statuesque, gym-honed muscles. For once, we’re all running around on the same playing field.

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Cybersecurity specialist by day, investigative journalist by night.