Warner Bros.’ much-anticipated return “The Batman” was paused after the lead star tested positive for COVID-19, addressing it one of the highest-profile positions to be hindered by the health emergency.
The Batman, Robert Pattinson, got affected, as per the person familiar with the production who was not entitled to notice.
Vanity Fair first proclaimed the actor had tested positive. A representative for Pattinson could not be attained for comment.
UPDATE: Robert Pattison has tested positive for Covid-19, causing filming of The Batman to be halted just days after the superhero drama resumed work https://t.co/V88PLhDu5E
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Shooting, which had restarted in Britain on September 1, is now discontinued, the Burbank-based studio confirmed. It did not comment on who was infected and how they caught the virus.
The action movie is one of the biggest productions to get back to filming following a global shutdown of the production in March. “The Batman,” the latest reboot of the DC Comics character, had been on grip since March when countries started restrictions on gatherings in the viewing of the pandemic.