Bats! A tragedy of Dark Knight proportions has followed the release of the The Batman trailer last week. Robert Pattinson, the Caped Crusader himself, has tested positive for COVID 19. British film production was stopped in March due to the pandemic. It seems that the real Batman villain isn't the penguin, but the coronavirus. This second shutdown takes place just a few days after filming has resumed after the month-long break. Warner Bros. has confirmed that filming has been "temporarily suspended". Director Matt Reeves previously reported that the film will require an additional three months of shooting and there is no indication of when Pattinson will be able to resume work. We'll see if the recently announced theatrical release on October 1, 2021 stays on track. Cross your fingers that the actor will recover quickly!
In case you missed it, check out the trailer below:
That news also comes just days after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced that he and his family had also contracted the virus. It seems that fame, money, and power are nothing in the face of a tiny virus. Statuesque muscles honed in the gym. For once we're all running around on the same pitch.
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