Sadly, regardless of solely just lately returning to filming following a compelled hiatus because of the ongoing world scenario, manufacturing on Matt Reeves’ The Batman has come to a grinding halt as soon as once more. This time, it’s as a result of the Darkish Knight himself, Robert Pattinson examined constructive COVID-19, and it will be a tough process certainly to make a Batman film with out the title character. WarnerMedia Studios & Networks head Ann Sarnoff has now offered an replace on the scenario, stating that she hopes the film will return to filming once more “very quickly.”
“We’re nonetheless in the midst of investigating what’s the scenario. We’re pausing quickly for now till now we have extra info, however now we have all of the protocols set as much as do contact tracing and hopefully get again up into manufacturing very quickly.”
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Hopefully Pattinson will recuperate and be capable to return to brutally beating criminals to a pulp rapidly, however it’s attainable, that ought to the scenario worsen, that the discharge date might be postponed. Director Matt Reeves revealed on the current DC FanDome occasion that he solely shot a few quarter of The Batman, so there may be nonetheless a lot left to do to deliver the DC icon again to the massive display.
The Batman is a noir-driven story that picks up with Bruce Wayne round two years into his crime-fighting profession. A younger Bruce Wayne has develop into disheartened by the dearth of influence he’s having on crime in Gotham, when all of a sudden a collection of murders happen by the hands of The Riddler. Lead down a path that may reveal darkish secrets and techniques about his mother and father, Bruce is compelled to confront the corruption happening within the shadows of his metropolis, all whereas attempting to catch The Riddler earlier than he kills once more.
Reeves revealed some perception into his intentions for The Batman saying, “Like he is a really alive character and to me to inform a model of Batman the place, once more, it wasn’t about how we turned Batman. However, it is concerning the early days of how he’s Batman, and he’s so removed from being good and watch us form of see him turning into what everyone knows about him and see it in new methods. I felt like that was a approach to do one thing that hasn’t been achieved. And that was actually what I used to be excited to have the ability to do on this iteration.”
Reeves has additionally been heaping reward on his main man, saying that it was not simply Pattinson’s performing expertise that drew him to the actor, however their shared ardour for the Batman mythology as effectively. “[Robert has] been engaged on his craft on this actually unimaginable approach, and he additionally occurs to be an incredible, passionate form of fan of Batman that approach that I’m and so… it was an unimaginable factor to have the ability to join with him and to share the joy concerning the character and to work with him,” Reeves stated. “I imply, you understand, he appears to be like like Batman however greater than something, he has the soul of somebody I believe can play a Batman such as you’d by no means seen earlier than.”
Alongside Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, the remainder of solid consists of the likes of Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as Penguin, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson and Jeffery Wright as Commissioner Gordon. The Batman is at the moment scheduled to be launched on October 1, 2021, with filming on account of start within the UK as quickly as subsequent month following a pause in manufacturing. This involves us courtesy of Deadline. The topper artwork comes from @JaxsonDerr on Crimson Bubble.