Robert Pattinson Tests Positive For COVID-19; The Batman Filming Halts

Robert Pattinson was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19, halting the production of The Batman until he recovers and the set can be secured.
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Good things may come to those who wait, but the delays experienced on Matt Reeves’ The Batman film have been excruciating. The latest has to do with star Robert Pattinson’s health, making the situation all the more precarious.

The movie just started to resume production after things first came to a halt due to the sharp impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the film industry. Unfortunately, The Batman is now being put on pause again as a member of the film set wound up testing positive for the virus.


Vanity Fair reported that the member in question was Robert Pattinson after rumors first circulated thanks to The Daily Mail that someone has tested positive. Here is what Warner Bros. had to say about it:

“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”

Best Wishes For Robert Pattinson

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There is no specific update on The Batman star’s heath, only that this unhappy news has caused production to once again freeze in place just as they were starting to resume work in London.

It is sad to hear that the movie is halting again, but it is better to be safe than sorry in these pandemic-filled days. The Batman‘s handling of the situation may set a precedent for future sets as well, by testing everyone routinely and then pausing production until sets can be secured again and the employee in question recovers.

The Illuminerdi is wishing Robert Pattinson and any other crew member who may have contracted it a speedy recovery. The movie is set to hit theaters in October 2021, so make sure you check back for potential updates to the schedule as well as for more Batman news and content


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