The Batman started filming in January, but because of COVID-19, the pause button was pressed on filming in March. Filming started up again just a few days ago in England, but well, coronavirus let every Batman villain know to have a damn seat and let a real demon monster wreak havoc, because Vanity Fair says that production has stopped again and this time it’s because Robert Pattinson caught COVID-19. First, Black Adam and now Batman?! Corona is coming for the DC superheroes. Wonder Woman better stop organizing her follow-up to Imagine and throw every mask on her face before soaking in a tub of Purell while holding onto her shield of protection.
Warner Bros. announced earlier today that a “crew member” tested positive for coronavirus, so production has been stopped completely. Vanity Fair heard that it wasn’t a “crew member.” It’s Batman himself:
Warner Bros. would not comment on any individual worker’s health, sharing only this statement: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.” Vanity Fair confirmed through other highly placed sources that Pattinson was the individual who became sick.
Who knew that something bad like this would happen when a big movie with a big crew and a big cast goes into production during a pandemic?
Matt Reeves is directing The Batman, and along with RPattz, it stars Zoe Kravitz (as Catwoman), Colin Farrell (as The Penguin), Jeffrey Wright (as Commissioner Gordon), Paul Dano (as The Riddler), Andy Serkis (as Alfred Pennyworth), John Turturro (as Carmine Falcone), and Peter Sarsgaard (as Gil Colson). It’s supposed to come out in October 2021. Variety says they’ve got another three months worth of filming to do and they’re hoping to be done before 2020 finally takes its final bow. But RPattz still has to kick corona and quarantine.
Depending on the amount of time that Pattinson has to self-isolate, suspending production could be a costly proposition. “The Batman,” starring Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, was about seven weeks into filming when they had to turn off cameras in March due to the pandemic. The gritty comic book adventure has approximately three months of material left to shoot and hopes to be done filming by the end of the year.
Well, scientists believe that coronavirus started with bats and now maybe it’ll end with one when BatEmo takes it down for and all. And hopefully RPattz beats it soon and when he does, the costume designers on The Batman should really redo his mask. I mean, look at that shit, it’s the opposite of a corona-blocking mask. Cover Batman’s batmouth for bat’s sake!
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