Thursday morning, a Warner Bros. spokesman announced that The Batman starring Robert Pattison as the Dark Knight had halted production with a statement reading, “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 afternoon, it’s being reported that the production member is Pattinson himself. According to Vanity Fair, “a highly placed source” confirmed that Pattinson “was the individual who became sick.”
The movie had resumed shooting in studios outside of London just days ago after being put on coronavirus hiatus with the rest of the film industry in March. Just last week, Warner Bros. released its first trailer for the superhero flick on social media, which ends with a graphic reading, “Only in theaters…Currently in production.”
While reps for Pattinson and Warner Bros. declined to comment further, Pattinson’s fans are hoping for the best.
— Robert Pattinson WorldWide (@robpattinsonww) September 3, 2020
Pattinson is the sixth live-action, non-camp movie Batman since Michael Keaton put on the cowl in 1989’s Batman. The Batman—co-starring Paul Dano as The Riddler, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin—is set for a 2021 release.