The Twilight actor was filming his new superhero movie, The Batman, which only resumed worked at their studios outside of London. Warner Bros. shared a statement that said a member of The Batman production has tested positive for the coronavirus. They didn’t specifically mention the name of the individual concerned but it was later found out that it was Pattinson. They added that he is presently isolating in accordance with health protocols and filming has temporarily stopped.
In March, the production also shut down during the quarantine lockdown together with other projects in the entertainment industry.
Matt Reeves, director of Planet of the Apes, is directing the new movie. Based on the movie’s storyline, it is the second year of the superhero’s vigilantism and he’s on the quest of solving a series of serial killings. While doing so, he crosses path with The Riddler played by Paul Dano and Selina Kyle, Zoë Kravitz’s character before she became the criminal Catwoman. He also encounters Oswald Cobblepot, also known as The Penguin, who is being portrayed by Colin Farrell.
Other stars include Jeffrey Wright who plays Commissioner James Gordon and Andy Serkis who plays the ever loyal butler of Bruce Wayne, Alfred. There’s also John Turturro who portrays the gangster Carmine Falcone.
According to Reeves, it’s a criminological experiment as Batman figures out what he can do to change this place. He’s charting what he is doing but sees that he isn’t attaining the effect that he wants to achieve yet. The murders start happening and they start to describe Gotham’s history while at the same time opening a world of corruption.
Though the production was delayed, Reeves was able to put together a teaser for the movie which was featured in August during the virtual DC FanDome event. He said that they were able to film 25% of the movie as evident in the trailer.- Advertisement -
Meanwhile, fans had a glimpse of all the key characters in the teaser. Pattinson himself had a brief appearance in the virtual event. He shared that he felt anxious to get back to work after they had to stop production because of COVID. He said he wanted to continue forming his beloved character whom he’s always a big fan of.
Fans will see Robert Pattinson as the new Batman in 2021.