Robert Pattinson 'tests positive for coronavirus' leaving £100m blockbuster Batman movie 'in chaos'
PRODUCTION has stopped on Robert Pattinson's The Batman as the Hollywood actor has reportedly testedpositive for coronavirus.
Sources close to the set have said it has now been "thrown into chaos" as the lead star is said to be the one who came down with the virus.
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Warner Bros confirmed the news in a statement which read: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.
"Filming is temporarily paused."
They would not confirm who had contracted the virus but Vanity Fair reported "through other highly placed sources that Pattinson was the individual who became sick."
An insider on the Leavesden set told Daily Mail that the cast and crew did not "know who has tested positive, but it has caused chaos to the schedule."
Director Matt Reeves began filming with Twilight star Robert in the lead role as the Caped Crusader in early 2020.
But by mid-March, production was put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic swept the country.
Matt previously told fans they had at least another three months of shooting and they hoped to be finished by the end of 2020.
The Batman is currently set for release on October 1 2021.
In late August, the first trailer dropped for fans, showing Robert’s Dark Knight taking on foes Catwoman and The Riddler.
He faces off against Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman as he catches her in the middle of a crime.
The pair fight but end in a stand off whereas The Riddler’s (Paul Dano) thugs don’t fare as well as Bruce Wayne beats them to a pulp.
The trailer also gives fans a glimpse of Commissioner Gordon, played by Jeffrey Wright for the first time.
Jurassic World: Dominion was the first major movie to restart production in the UK at Pinewood Studios, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard back on set in July.
Universal Pictures have revealed their extensive measures to ensure the set will remain coronavirus-free, including routine temperature checks to renting out a hotel for the cast and crew for 20 weeks.
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