Robert Pattinson, 34, playing the eponymous character in ‘The Batman’ tested Covid Positive. The Vanity Fair reported on Thursday that sources claim that the Twilight star has contracted Covid-19. Robert Pattinson is playing the role of Bruce Wayne, replacing Ben Affleck.
Earlier on Thursday Warner Bros. confirmed that Matt Reeve’s “The Batman” production has been halted in U.K. According to them one of the crew members had contracted the virus, without revealing his identity.
“A member of the Batman production has tested positive fir Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
Warner Bros representatives have not yet commented on CNBC’s report.
This is the second time the shooting has been stopped. Earlier it was supposed to begin on March. But after months of delaying, due to the Covid outbreak, the shooting, finally began in London. The production of the $180 million is now in ambiguity. The shutdown will cost the production thousands of dollars.
According to Daily Mail an insider has revealed: “Everyone was talking on the set about it. We do not know who has tested positive, but it has caused chaos to the schedule.”
The movie was due in October, 2021 and a promising trailer had been released. The Batman cast includes: Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gorden, Colin Farrell as The Penguin and Andy Serkis as Batman’s Butler, Alfred Pennyworth.