It has been one of the biggest questions on the mind of Batman fans for months: When will The Batman resume production? It seems we are one very large step closer to it happening.

In mid-March, filming on The Batman was suspended due to the growing coronavirus pandemic. Since then, part of the delay to returning to work has been waiting on the U.K. government to issue new guidelines for film and television production. At long last, those guidelines appear to be ready to go.

According to a report from The Guardian, the guidelines have been approved and will soon be distributed to production crews. Considering film and TV production brings in nearly £3.6B (approx. $4.46B USD) a year, so this has been a high priority to get up and running again.

The new rules are said to include instructions on physical distancing, safety training, and temperature tests.

Even with these guidelines having been approved, don’t expect production to resume overnight. Each production is going to need to discuss how to implement the rules. There are also going to be delays as gathering and travel restrictions will need to be lifted. There are also questions about how much need to be done to reassemble crews. Right now, the estimates are that productions will begin to resume in July.

The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 1, 2021.

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SOURCE: The Guardian