The Batman filming halted – Robert Pattinson has COVID-19

By Alexandra Heilbron on September 3, 2020 | 5 Comments

Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Robert Pattinson has tested positive for COVID-19

Just three days after filming resumed on The Batman in studios outside London, England, production has come to a halt after star Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19.

Warner Bros. wouldn’t comment on which cast member was sick, but released this statement: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”

Vanity Fair, which broke the story, confirmed through “highly placed sources” that it is indeed Pattinson who is sick with the coronavirus.

Production on The Batman initially shut down last March, when lockdown went into effect due to the spread of COVID-19 throughout the world.

Although the film is not yet complete, the first teaser trailer was released last week and the production was scheduled to hit theaters on October 1, 2021. ~Alexandra Heilbron


Comments & Discussion

  1. Anna • September 3, 2020 @ 9:05 PM

    This is horrible news! I hope he’s going to be okay. UK has a lot of cases, why did they risk people’s lives just for a movie?

  2. Stefan • September 4, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

    If he has covid, likely he’s not the only one in the cast and crew with it. I doubt that movie is going to get back on track for awhile, especially since there’s a second wave coming.

  3. Phoebe • September 4, 2020 @ 12:26 PM

    I hope his publicist provides updates because until I hear how he is, I can barely think of anything else.

  4. Samm • September 6, 2020 @ 9:25 AM

    That’s actually really scary. Numbers are going up all over the place.

  5. Rain • September 6, 2020 @ 12:01 PM

    Get better soon!

Join The Conversation:

Similar Articles

Dolly Parton receives COVID-19 vaccine she helped fund

March 3, 2021 | 1 Comment

After donating $1 million last year to fund its research, Dolly Parton “gets a dose of her own medicine” as she receives her shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bruce Willis kicked out of store for refusing to wear mask

January 13, 2021 | 33 Comments

Bruce Willis was asked to leave a Rite Aid pharmacy in Los Angeles on Monday after he refused to wear a mask, despite a bandanna handily tied around his neck.

Cinema auctioning off posters to survive during COVID-19

January 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

With theatres struggling to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic, one cinema has come up with a way to raise funds to stay in business until the lockdown ends. Princess Cinema is selling a slew of movie posters.

 Change Location