THE BATMAN Production Paused as Actor Robert Pattinson Reportedly Tests Positive For COVID-19

Just as hype has gone through the roof for THE BATMAN, after its first teaser finally hit last month during DC's FanDome, it has caught an unfortunate snag.

Lead star Robert Pattison has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

Per Variety:

"Production on 'The Batman' continues to be on pause after Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19 this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

"Crew members are still doing construction work on sets and props at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, U.K., but people on the film team who were in contact with Pattinson are quarantining. The production is still doing contact tracing. It is unlikely that shooting will re-commence until the roughly two-week quarantine period ends.

"It is also unclear if Pattinson has symptoms of the disease or if he is asymptomatic. Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, did not confirm that the star had tested positive and would only say that a member of the production had coronavirus."

Variety also spoke with Adrian Wootton, chief executive of the British Film Commission and Film London.

“We’re confident that with all measures in place, any production will resume filming as soon as it’s safe to do so. We also believe this will not impact production overall continuing in U.K., precisely because we have such robust health and safety measures operating, enabling our world-class film and high-end TV sector to get back up and running.”

THE BATMAN is still set for a release on October 1, 2021.