The member of The Batman cast and crew that came down with the coronavirus was Batman himself, Robert Pattinson.
Following reports earlier Thursday that The Batman had shut down production, the news was confirmed in a brief statement from 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.”
Vanity Fair is now reporting that the crew member was actually Robert Pattinson. According to the report, Warner Bros. nor Pattinson’s rep will confirm that it is indeed the actor who contracted the virus, but multiple sources are saying that is indeed the case.
Pattinson reportedly tested positive after work resumed on the film on Monday, Aug. 31.
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.
If Pattinson is indeed the castmember to have contracted the virus – and The Hollywood Reporter has also confirmed the information – this should mean a two-week shutdown for the film at a minimum and possibly longer. This will also mean further testing for all of the cast and crew he has had contact with which is sure to be a sizable list.
We’ll be keeping an eye on this for sure and wish Pattinson a speedy recovery.
The Batman is scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 1, 2021.
SOURCE: Vanity Fair