“A member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement. “Filming is temporarily paused.”
News of the shutdown comes days after the gritty comic book adventure went back into production after months of delays. “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, was about seven weeks into filming when they had to turn off cameras due to the pandemic. The film has approximately three months of material left to shoot and hopes to be done filming by the end of the year.
Since production was put on hold, Warner Bros. pushed back its theatrical release and now plans to unveil the movie on the big screen on Oct. 1, 2021.
Matt Reeves directed “The Batman,” which also stars Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon. John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell round out the cast.