Robert Pattinson has been reported to have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, as reported by Vanity Fair. Neither Warner Bros. nor Pattinson’s management has confirmed the news, but a Warner Bros. spokesperson did address the matter by saying,"a member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
This could be the second major obstacle that the production house has had to deal with during this pandemic, the first being the initial announcement of the outbreak that saw not just the filming industry, but pretty much every industry except for businesses involving essentials come to a halt.
The Batman will place the caped crusader in the second year of his heroic timeline, and Matt Reeves has announced that there are plans for a TV series that will focus on year one of The Bat’s vigilantism from a viewpoint of the Gotham police, called Gotham Central.
The Batman is planned to premier in October 2021, and the first official trailer was released barely two weeks ago, alongside other DC film trailers during the DC FanDome event.
We wish Robert Pattinson a speedy recovery. The fans look forward to seeing him in action.