The Batman halts filming due to positive COVID-19 test (UPDATED)

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According to a new report, production on The Batman has been halted due to a positive COVID-19 test amongst the crew.

Production on The Batman resumed this week after being shut down since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. While precautions are being taken by every studio, it seems that you can’t keep the virus away entirely.

According to a source speaking with The Daily Mail, production has once again shutdown as a crew member has tested positive for the coronavirus.

An insider at Leavesden studios told the paper, “We have been sent a memo telling us that a member of the crew has had a positive Covid-19 test.” They went on to add, “Everyone was talking on the set about it. We do not know who has tested positive, but it has caused chaos to the schedule.”

Should this report prove to be true, it is unknown how long the shutdown could last. Every day the production is shut will cost Warner Bros. money, so it’s likely they would want it to be as short as possible, but safety is definitely a concern. Cases of COVID-19 have been on the climb in the U.K. over this week, so it is quite possible it has hit the film production.

At this juncture, we do suggest taking this report with a grain of salt. Only one unnamed crew member is attributed to the report, and The Daily Mail has a spotty track record in these sorts of situations. Until a more official announcement is made we recommend treating this as unconfirmed. (UPDATE: Deadline has confirmed that production has been halted. Warner Bros. said in a statement: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.  Filming is temporarily paused.”)

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

SOURCE: The Daily Mail