When it was announced that The Batman had to stop production again due to somebody on set getting COVID-19 it was assumed it was a production assistant or gaffer but not the main star.
Yes, Robert Pattinson joins a growing list of actors who have tested positive for the Coronavirus. This news comes after the film recently went back into production just days ago. Filming is temporarily paused.” Vanity Fair confirmed through other highly placed sources that Pattinson was the individual who became sick.
The production previously shut down, along with most other entertainment industry work, back in March when the quarantine lockdown first hit.
Pattinson’s representative did not immediately return a request for comment.
In the new movie, directed by Planet of the Apesfilmmaker Matt Reeves, Batman is in his second year of vigilantism, and is trying to solve a series of gruesome serial killings. The case causes him to cross paths with Paul Dano’s The Riddler, Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle (before she becomes the criminal Catwoman), and the underworld figure Oswald Cobblepot, nicknamed The Penguin behind his back, played by Colin Farrell.
Jeffrey Wright co-stars as Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis plays Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred, and John Turturro is the gangster Carmine Falcone.
The film will see Batman finally use his detective skills instead of just clobbering villains. Batman has already been referred in the comics as the world’s greatest detective. In this film he will prove it.
The movie is planned for release in 2021.