Robert Pattinson Got COVID-19 Days After ‘The Batman’ Resumed Filming

by Jeremy Spirogis
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As Hollywood and film productions began up after COVID-19 shut down a variety of the trade, The Batman needed to shut down but once more. First stories said {that a} member of the crew obtained the virus; now stories state Robert Pattinson himself has COVID-19.

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Robert Pattinson has COVID-19 days after ‘The Batman’ filming resumed

Vanity Fair reported on Sept. three that Pattinson examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus, which precipitated the movie to cease manufacturing. They reported that that is only some days after filming for The Batman began once more earlier this week. They shut down in March after the primary outbreaks of the pandemic grew to become extra widespread. 

The manufacturing is happening in studios close to London. And Vanity Fair famous that whereas Warner Bros. didn’t launch a press release or touch upon who it was that obtained contaminated, their “highly placed sources” confirmed that Pattinson was the one who grew to become sick.

This comes after earlier information that manufacturing was shut down once more as a result of a crew member obtained the virus

As the outlet additionally reported, the sooner assertion from Warner Bros. was very imprecise. 

“A member of The Batman manufacturing has examined optimistic for Covid-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” their assertion learn. “Filming is temporarily paused.” 

The film was solely about 30 p.c completed filming after they shut down in March, director Matt Reeves mentioned on the DC FanDome occasion on Aug. 22. This is why a trailer was capable of be launched, however the precise film is about to launch in late 2021. 

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‘The Batman’ will present one other model of Bruce Wayne that many haven’t seen earlier than

Not a lot else is understood about Pattinson’s situation. Whether he had signs or not or the rest stays to be seen. 

The film itself is about to point out a brand new aspect of Batman’s journey into turning into the cowled vigilante. It takes place two years into Bruce Wayne’s place as Batman, which permits the film to point out that he’s nonetheless within the means of figuring it out, whereas additionally not being a full-on origin story. 

“One of the things that I think is interesting is learning how to be Batman,” Reeves mentioned on the DC FanDome occasion. “The whole idea is that this is all an experiment in the movie… It’s the Gotham experiment. It’s a criminological experiment; trying to figure out sort of what he can do that can finally change this place.”

Pattinson’s Batman is seeing what’s working and what’s not. The film can even reportedly get to the guts of Batman’s actual expertise: his detective expertise. 

“I think all of that is a way to take a story that is a detective story. Every point of view story, a mystery,” Reeves mentioned. “It’s got, of course, you know, action, all that kind of stuff. But at the end of it, it also is incredibly personal for him, even though it is the story in which he’s trying to understand and unravel this mystery.”

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