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!

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