It looks like two major Warner Bros. films will finally resume production after the lengthy delay due to the coronavirus outbreak shutdowns. The UK government and related health organizations have just signed off on new safety rules that will allow major productions to resume in the country.
The Guardian reports that the new guidelines will ensure that the UK production industry can finally get back into business. Although the bill has just been signed, it may take some time to take effect but major productions are expected to resume by July.
This is welcome news for Warner Bros., which currently has two huge projects that are on hold in the UK. The COVID-19 shutdowns took effect just as The Batman moved its production to the UK while the still-untitled Fantastic Beasts 3 was supposed to start filming there in April.
For now, it is still unclear when The Batman and Fantastic Beasts 3 will resume production but there is a huge possibility that both movies will get started as soon as it is allowed. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Jayme Lawson, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell. It is scheduled for release on October 1, 2021.
The still-untitled Fantastic Beasts 3 features an ensemble cast including Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp. It will hit theaters on November 12, 2021.