Warner Bros. has halted production on The Batman due to the novel coronavirus.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, more and more film studios are closing down their productions and reshuffling dates of the release of their respective films.
Now, Deadline has reported that UK production on The Batman – starring Robert Pattinson in the leading role and helmed by Matt Reeves – has been placed on hold for at least two weeks due to precautions surrounding the spread of COVID-19.
Before, there was an initial report from Movie Web that production on The Batman (and other Warner Bros. production The Matrix 4) would continue as planned. However, a Burbank lot representative has now stated:
“Warner Bros. Pictures feature production of The Batman will be on a two-week hiatus starting today. The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
COVID-19 has now resulted in the halting of production on several feature films and TV shows all around the world, with Warner Bros.’ Vancouver-shot CW shows (The Flash, Riverdale, Supergirl and Batwoman) all shutting down as a precaution.
It’s an understandable action to take in order to ensure the safety of the cast and crew involved on each production. While fans will no doubt wonder if this will impact The Batman‘s planned 2021 release, all being well, production will hopefully resume after two-weeks. That said, we’ll know more when there is official word on the matter within the next fortnight.
Centering on a young, but established Caped Crusader fairly early on in his crime-fighting career The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Jayme Lawson and Peter Sarsgaard.
Matt Reeves is directing from a screenplay he has co-written with Mattson Tomlin. Reeves and Dylan Clark are producing for Pearl Street Films in association with 6th and Idaho Productions. Warner Bros. is set to distribute as The Batman will soar and glide into theaters June 25, 2021.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.