Batman Actor Robert Pattison Reportedly Tests Positive for COVID-19

Shubanka Sridhar , 04 Sep 2020
Robert Pattinson in a still from DC’s Batman

While the ‘The Batman’ teaser that dropped a few days ago did attract a lot of attention from all the followers, there is some unfortunate news coming from the sets of the film now. The statement by Studio Warner Bros just said that “a member on the sets of the film” tested positive for the virus due to which the “filming has been paused temporarily”. But reports suggest that it is the lead actor, Robert Pattison, who has been infected.

A Vanity Fair report confirmed the news, quoting a close source saying that it is Robert who has been infected. But neither the production house, nor Robert’s representatives were ready to comment on it.

The cast and crew of the film were about 7 weeks into the shoot of the film when the COVID-19 induced lockdown forced them to halt the shoot. They had just gotten back to complete the 3-month worth shoot in the UK, which they were looking to complete by this year-end. But now, since the filming has been paused, they have pushed the theatrical release of the film to October 1, 2021.

Batman was one of the first few blockbuster films to resume shoot amidst the pandemic. Jurrasic World: Dominion was the first one to resume back in July in a studio in the UK.

Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, also stars Paul Dano, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis and John Turturro in pivotal roles.

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