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Robert Pattinson tests coronavirus positive, 'The Batman' filming halted

Hollywood actor Robert Pattinson is said to have tested positive for COVID-19, causing filming of the much-anticipated movie 'The Batman' to halt

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Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson

actor Robert Pattinson is said to have tested positive for COVID-19, causing filming of the much-anticipated movie 'The Batman' to halt.

According to Vanity Fair, Pattinson tested positive only a few days after the shooting of the movie had resumed near London following lockdown.

"A member of The production has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused," Warner Bros said in a statement adding that they would not comment on any individual worker's health.

The US publication has confirmed through a reliable source that Pattinson was the individual who got infected.

Earlier, the Filming for the comic book adventure film was halted due to pandemic when it was roughly seven weeks into the production.

The Matt Reeves directorial, which is said to be a grittier take on the 'Dark Knight' mythos, is left with the shooting material of approximately three months, reported Variety. The film can be wrapped up by the end of this year.

The construction of sets is underway by the crew members of the film.Soon after the production halt, the theatrical release date of the film has been pushed back by the Warner Bros. Studios from June 2021 to October 1, 2021.

The new film stars Paul Dano, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, and Zoe Kravitz.

The movie is planned for release in 2021.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, September 04 2020. 08:37 IST