Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19, Batman shooting to be delayed

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The British actor tested positive only a few days after the shooting had resumed near London following lockdown

Hollywood actor Robert Pattinson reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and this may delay the shooting of the much-anticipated movie ‘The Batman'.

Pattinson tested positive only a few days after the shooting had resumed near London following lockdown, reported ANI citing Vanity Fair.

"A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused," Warner Bros said in a statement adding that they would not comment on any individual worker's health, reported Hindustan Times.

The movie is expected to be ready for release in 2021.

Shooting of the comic book adventure film was halted earlier due to coronavirus pandemic when it was about seven weeks into the production.

The Matt Reeves directorial, which is said to be a grittier take on the 'Dark Knight' mythos, is left with the shooting material of approximately three months, reported Variety. Now, the film is expected to be wrapped up by the end of this year.

The construction of sets is underway by the crew members of the film.

Soon after the production halt, the theatrical release date of the film has been pushed back by the Warner Bros. Studios from June 2021 to October 1, 2021.

The new Batman film stars Paul Dano, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, and Zoe Kravitz.

With inputs from Agency

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