‘The Batman’ resumes production after Robert Pattinson’s COVID-19 diagnosis

“The Batman” is ready to fly again.

Two weeks after the film’s star, Robert Pattinson, tested positive for the coronavirus, production on the much-anticipated film has resumed outside of London, England.

“Following a hiatus for COVID 19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on ‘The Batman’ in the UK,” Warner Bros. Pictures said in a statement to Variety. Production on the superhero adventure had restarted at Leavesden Studios in early September following a nearly six-month shutdown due to the pandemic. But shortly thereafter work was “temporarily paused” when a crew member — later revealed to be Pattinson, 34 — tested positive.

A surprise early trailer for the dark movie — whose filming was only 25% complete at the time — was released during DC FanDome in August. It included glimpses of not only Pattinson’s brooding Dark Knight, but also Paul Dano’s iconic Riddler and Jeffrey Wright’s Commissioner Gordon. The film also stars Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Andy Serkis plays as Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred.

“The Batman” is expected to be released in October 2021.

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