It's been quite a whirlwind for The Batman this week, with reports from yesterday revealing that production was halted because a crew member has contracted the virus, only to be confirmed shortly after that it was actually lead star Robert Pattinson who tested positive for COVID-19.
Now, Variety says "leading figures in the U.K film production sector" have faith that measures are being taken to keep The Batman cast and crew safe from contracting the virus on British sets. The outlet also referenced Daily Mail's report, saying that the film has reportedly resumed filming at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, UK without Pattinson, with the actor self-isolating for 14 days.
Daily Mail also claims director Matt Reeves is trying to finish as much of the shoot as he can without Pattinson, filming scenes with the actor's body double in doing so.
"We're confident that with all measures in place, any production will resume filming as soon as it's safe to do so," Adrian Wootton, chief executive of the British Film Commission and Film London, told Variety. "We also believe this will not impact production overall continuing in U.K., precisely because we have such robust health and safety measures operating, enabling our world-class film and high-end TV sector to get back up and running."
Production Guild of Great Britain CEO Lyndsay Duthie pointed out that the cast and crew's behavior has been "exemplary," with everyone embracing "comprehensive measures required of them" which resulted in various productions returning on set.
We hope for Pattinson's speedy recovery and for the cast and crew to stay safe during these times.
The Batman arrives in theaters on October 1, 2021.
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