"The Batman" production starring Robert Pattinson was suspended after one of the team members tested positive for COVID-19.
The news was released through a statement issued by Warner Bros, “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.” Although the person who contracted the coronavirus is not officially known, a "high-level source" told Vanity Fair
that Robert Pattinson, the actor who plays Bruce Wayne and Batman in the film, was the one who fell ill.
"The Batman" production was seven weeks in when they had to stop it due to the beginning of the pandemic and, according to information from the production company, they still have about three more months to finish that process. Productions on-set began on September 1 and just two days later they had to stop.
Vanity Fair reported that they tried to contact Pattinson's representative to obtain his comments, but he did not respond to their request.
The new Batman movie, which will have Riddler (El Acertijo in Latin America) as its villain, was scheduled to premiere on June 25, 2021, but after the first filming suspension, it was delayed to October 1 of the same year. Although, with this new incident the production could delay even more.