IN a major blow to one of the most hotly expected superhero films, Robert Pattinson, star of The Batman, has contracted COVID-19. Film production is now on hold.
First reported by Vanity Fair, film studio Warner Bros. has refused to comment, only saying that “a member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.”
The studio continued: “Filming is temporarily paused.”
Before the pandemic started, The Batman had only been seven weeks in production. It only restarted this week. This incident will further derail the film, which, according to Variety, still has "three months of material left to film" and was expected to be finished by the end of this year.
During the DC FanDome event two weekends ago, The Batman was officially unveiled with a two-minute trailer that, as of posting, has racked up nearly 21 million views.
The movie is scheduled for a 2021 release.
Pattinson is also one of the stars of Tenet, the Christopher Nolan film that is one of the few major motion pictures that is showing in theaters.