US media speculation that Robert Pattinson, our new Caped Crusader, has tested positive for COVID-19, has spread worldwide, leading to another hiatus in The Batman's film production.
Warner Bros. delivered this statement to the public but declined to comment further on the matter:
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
Vanity Fair was the first to report on the news, with a plethora of major and minor news outlets following suit stating almost explicitly that Robert Pattinson is the member of the production crew who has tested positive for the virus. Vanity Fair has even claimed the information to be 'confirmed' through a 'highly placed source' - although not one outlet has been able to state said source (hmm, weird).
Originally earmarked to restart production in 2020, The Batman's release will now, presumably, be delayed further into 2021, resuming filming when established pandemic protocols are relaxed, hitting DC fans eager to see a new chin beneath the mask like a Batarang to the chest.
All we can do is hope that whoever it is makes a speedy recovery and production on the much-anticipated reboot of the franchise resumes swiftly.
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