Robert Pattinson, the leading actor of an upcoming movie The Batman tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a media report on September 3.
Warner Bros. informed the media that the filming of the movie has temporarily paused, consequently.
The studio has also not disclosed when the filming of the movie will recommence. The spokesperson from Warner Bros said in a statement :
A member of The Batman production has tested poitive for COVID-19 and isolating in accordance with established protocoals.
Additionally, numerous Hollywood publications including Variety and The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the 34-year-old actor is the only person as yet to be tested positive among the cast.
The filming of The Batman resumed 3 days before the incident in London U.K. after it was closed off in March due to pandemic.
Initially, Robert Pattinson did not show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Reportedly, he did contract the disease while filming. However, Warner Bros. did not mention the name of the person who was initially infected on set.
The Batman movie was scheduled to release in the month of June-21st 2021, but due to COVID-19, it got delayed. However, according to the latest release date, this movie will be releasing in October 2021 in cinemas all over the world.
Precautionary Measures on Set
The British Government allowed the film productions to restart their suspended film projects in May under some precautions. Besides that, The British Film Commission and British Film Institute issued the guidelines of physical distancing, safety training, and temperature test.
The UK film industries and Hollywood are mirroring the issues regarding filing. The producers of film industries in California should also provide an on-shoot COVID-19 precaution plan and testing equipment.
Amidst all the chaos, the L.A. film industry has still received 1,127 film applications which includes 829 unique projects.