Production on The Batman is still shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that has now been confirmed by Matt Reeves.
As the coronavirus pandemic was spreading across the world, movie and television productions quickly shutdown. The Batman joined those ranks on March 14 as it was preparing to shoot in Liverpool, England. Since then, everything has been quiet, but now Matt Reeves has offered a very brief update.
In reply to a question from a fan on Twitter about the status of the film, Reeves replied, “Yes, we have shut down till it is safe for us all to resume…”. He went on to add, “Everyone safe for the moment, thank you for asking, and stay safe too…”.
Yes, we have shut down till it is safe for us all to resume… Everyone safe for the moment, thank you for asking, and stay safe too… https://t.co/wDhlYtphlm
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 25, 2020
As it stands right now, the United Kingdom is in the first few days of a three-week shutdown due to the pandemic. There is little chance of it resuming production during that time period. Even after that time expires, it will be up to the studio if it feels safe sending the cast and crew back to work, and the companies that insure film productions will have a say as well.
The Batman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. If these delays will push that date back remains to be seen and won’t be known for some time.