Filming for The Batman suspended again after Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19

The Batman filming has been halted again, days after it continued after the coronavirus lockdown.

The halt in filming, confirmed by Warner Bros, is because lead actor Robert Pattinson has tested positive for COVID-19, as stated by US media.

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Warner Bros said a member of the production team was self-isolating but it did not say who.

Filming started in Glasgow earlier in 2020 but was stopped because of the pandemic.

A spokeswoman for the studios said: “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 said British actor Pattinson caught the virus days after shooting resumed near London, after a six-month delay to filming. He is 34 years old.

The Batman was primarily due for premier next year in June but has been postponed to October next year.

In the latest film, directed by Matt Reeves, Twilight star Pattinson follows in the footsteps of Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton and George Clooney in playing the Gotham City superhero.

Pattinson, who also co-stars in the current cinema hit Tenet, has not commented on the reports.

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