Holy remake, Batman! DC Comics fans are getting another version of the Caped Crusader, this time from Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. Twilight actor Robert Pattinson will play Batman in the upcoming Batman movie.
At the DC FanDome virtual convention on August 22, director Matt Reeves released the first trailer for The Batman, showing Pattinson’s Dark Knight displaying a violent and relentless fighting style, but also depicting the character as flawed and vulnerable.
Robert Pattinson COVID-19 Positive
Actor Robert Pattinson tested for the Covid-19 recently and the results came back positive!! according to US media reports, halting production on The Batman film a few days after resuming after the lockdown.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros, the Hollywood studio behind the film, said: “A member of The Batman production tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating himself according to established protocols. Filming is temporarily suspended. ”
The studio declined to name the person affected, but Vanity Fair and the Hollywood Reporter cited anonymous sources who said the person who tested positive was Pattinson, the star of the film. The 34-year-old will be isolated for only two weeks before filming resumes.
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Production on the film, which takes place in Hertfordshire, UK, was suspended in March due to the pandemic and the national shutdown. Filming resumed just three days ago.
The government gave the green light in May to restart film production under new guidelines, drawn up by the British Film Commission and the British Film Institute, which specify rules on physical distances, safety training and temperature testing.
Batman was one of the first major productions to resume in the UK. The reboot of the franchise, scheduled for 2021, features a cast that includes Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano and Colin Farrell. It is directed by Matt Reeves, whose previous work includes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Pattinson, best known for his role in the Twilight franchise, took on the role of superhero after Ben Affleck left last year.
Batman was originally supposed to hit theaters in June of next year, but it was postponed until October due to delays.
The Batman Trailer starring Robert Pattinson
The problems with British film and television production have been reflected in Hollywood. California producers must provide a Covid-19 plan that includes a designated Covid-19 compliance officer, personal protective equipment on-site, and periodic testing for film and television production.
Since limited filming resumed on June 19, FilmLA has received 1,127 film release requests for 829 unique projects. The number of applications increased by almost 40% in August, but it is still only 44% of what FilmLA “would expect in normal summer conditions.”
Source @ TheGuardian