4 Sep – Not long after Warner Bros. revealed that "The Batman" production had to be halted again as an unnamed crew member has tested positive for COVID-19, it was confirmed that it is indeed the movie's lead himself, Robert Pattinson, that has contracted the coronavirus.
"A member of 'The Batman' production has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused," a press statement announced.
Vanity Fair later confirmed that Pattinson was the one who tested positive, though his rep did not return a request for comment.
The production had only resumed a few days ago in London, having been previously halted since March after the pandemic hit. It had originally begun production back in January with plans to wrap up filming by the end of this year.
Due to the March temporary shutdown, the movie's theatrical release in North America was announced back in April to have been moved from 25 June 2021 to 1 October 2021.
While it'll be a while before fans can catch Pattinson as the titular caped superhero, they can for now watch him in Christopher Nolan's newest big screen mind-bender, "Tenet".