Even Batman Can’t Hide From COVID-19, Robert Pattinson Tests Positive For Virus
Amidst the news that The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) and his family have contracted the COVID-19 virus comes the news that another beloved star is also combating this invisible foe.
News reports from earlier today have confirmed that filming for the upcoming Batman movie, featuring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Night, has ground to a halt. The reason? Reports show that the virus has been detected on set. This comes just days after filming in Britain resumed following initial response to shut down production. In a statement to AFP, Warner Bros. confirmed:
A member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
Warner Bros. did not, however, confirm who it was that tested positive for COVID-19 nor did they indicate when filming would resume.
Nevertheless, the media in the US are now in a tizzy as they confirm with “a highly placed source” that the cast member in question is in fact the leading man himself – Robert Pattinson. Multiple credible publications including Variety, Vanity Fair, The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter have come out with articles confirming that the 34-year-old ‘Twilight’ star has tested positive. However, neither Pattinson nor his reps can be reached for comment.
With filming only having started three days ago, it looks like the next big Batman movie is in for another delay. The film which had an initial release date of June 2021 has already been pushed back to October next year. With this additional suspension in production, there may be further delay before the release of the blockbuster. Here’s to hoping Pattinson, the rest of the cast, crew and the people involved are safe and continue to be so!