Filming resumes on The Batman after second Covid shutdown

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Batman returns, as production gets up and running for the third time on 2021’s return of the Dark Knight, The Batman.

Variety is reporting that production ofThe Batman is up and running again following the film’s second shutdown to protect cast and crew, following a confirmed Covid-19 case.

Despite a very impressive trailer launching a couple of weeks ago, the film, which is shooting in the UK, had only completed around 25% of the production when it was hit with the major shutdown in March as the country went into lockdown.

Then, when production finally geared back up at the very beginning of this month, the cameras were only rolling for two days before a further shutdown ensued. Major cast members, including Robert Pattinson, who is playing the title character, were placed in quarantine, with some outlets reporting that it was Pattinson himself who tested positive (although Warner Bros. has not confirmed this).

Whilst some sets at Leavesden Studios continued to be constructed throughout, the cameras had stopped rolling although Warner Bros has confirmed that with all involved given clearance to return, production is once more underway. All involved will be hoping to avoid any further outbreaks as the film’s planned 2021 release date may be jeopardised should further shutdowns occur.

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