Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19, causing production of his new movie ‘The Batman’ to be halted.

Written by: Haley Mendoza – Month Day, 2020 9:45 pm pst

Photo Credit: Fadel Senna/AFP

Photo Credit: Fadel Senna/AFP

Robert Pattinson tested positive for the coronavirus a few days after The Batman resumed shooting in London, according to Vanity Fair. The Warner Brothers film has been forced to postpone production for a second time, leaving fans worried for Pattinson’s health. 

On Thursday morning Warner Brothers released a statement that, “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.” This led to speculation until Friday morning, when Vanity Fair confirmed the positive case was star Robert Pattinson. 

Pattinson is set to play Batman, otherwise known as Bruce Wayne, in the upcoming film. Cast alongside him are stars Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman and Colin Farrell as Penguin, the notorious villain. 

The film was halted back in March when the virus was first spreading and since then most of the cast has been quarantined in the United Kingdom. After a long few months of isolation across the world, it was announced that production would begin again following strict safety procedures. At this point, the movie’s release date had already been pushed from June 2021 to October 2021. With this new delay and the movie’s star sick, Warner Bros. has yet to comment on whether this could affect the release date again. 

However, The Batman’s trailer was released last month during a virtual DC Comics’ FanDome event – leaving hope that it could keep on track with its new release date. The trailer has seen widespread support as the film’s director, Matt Reeves, has taken a stylistic approach to the film. 

While there is still excitement around the film, these updates leave fans worried for Robert Pattinson and hoping he makes a good recovery.

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Haley Mendoza is a lover of all things film and TV. Whether you want to bond over horror movies or competition shows, she’s always down. Haley attends Emerson College, pursuing a degree in Media and Visual Arts and writing scripts in her spare time.

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