Filming for Matt Reeves’ The Batman has been suspended again, days after it was resumed following the coronavirus lockdown. And the reason is again the same disease; British star Robert Pattinson, who is playing the titular role in the film, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to US media reports.
According to Guardian, a spokesperson for Warner Bros said: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
The studio declined to name the individual affected, but Vanity Fair and the Hollywood Reporter cited unnamed sources as saying the person who tested positive was Pattinson, the film’s star. The 34-year-old will self-isolate for two weeks before filming resumes.
The Batman was initially due for release in June 2021 but has been delayed to October 2021.
In the latest film, Pattinson follows in the footsteps of Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton and George Clooney in playing the Gotham City superhero. The franchise reboot has an ensemble cast including Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano and Colin Farrell.
Robert Pattinson, who also co-stars in the current cinema hit, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, has not commented on the reports.
You can watch the teaser of the highly-anticipated film here: