Movie and TV productions are on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic and Matt Reeves’ The Batman is no exception. While as exciting as it is to portray a beloved hero such as the Dark Knight, actor Robert Pattinson admits taking a break from filming isn’t that bad.
“We’d really gotten into a really good rhythm as well, so it’s kind of strange to be pausing,” Pattinson told Total Film (via Games Radar). “But, again, it’s a hard movie. I mean, obviously it’s Batman, so it’s kind of nice.”
Pattinson said he “basically went straight” from filming Chris Nolan’s Tenet to the DCEU film. “And yeah, I was feeling a little bit loopy anyway,” he added. “So having some time off is not the worst thing in the world.”
While he’s able to take a break in filming, the actor is hopeful that production will resume “sooner rather than later that everything is hopefully in a better place." The Batman was actually filming in the UK but the shoot remains on pause at the moment.
In the same interview, Pattinson also touched upon the story of how he got The Batman role. The actor was actually filming Tenet and found out about it “the morning of the first day.” So he basically started off filming Nolan’s movie in a “crazy way.”
The Batman is currently set for release on October 1, 2021.