"The Batman" Stuntman Tests Positive For COVID-19
A stuntman for The Batman has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a report from The Sun.
As a result, a crew of 10 stunt workers will enter a 14-day quarantine period. Per The Sun‘s report, these workers may not be back until after Christmas. The crew was in a bubble.
The report also outlined that Robert Pattinson (Batman/Bruce Wayne) and “main cast members” haven’t been affected. Pattinson reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 two months ago, which led to a brief pause in production.
The Batman was initially scheduled for a June 2021 released, but it was pushed back to October 2021 because of the pandemic. The release date was delayed once again, and it’s now scheduled to hit theaters in spring 2022.
“It’s pretty disastrous,” an insider told The Sun.
Back in March, The Batman director Matt Reeves said that film production shut down due to the pandemic. At the time, 25 percent of filming had been completed.
If The Batman hits theaters in spring 2022, it will have been over four years since the release of the last Batman live action film. That was Justice League (2017), which starred Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader.
The Batman, of course, isn’t the only highly-anticipated movie that will be delayed due to COVID-19. No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond film, was initially scheduled to be released this past April. It was then delayed until November, and eventually pushed back to Apr. 2, 2021.
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, Black Widow, Wonder Woman 1984 and The 355 are among the other notable movies whose release dates have been pushed back.
The Batman will also feature three popular villains from the Rogues Gallery: Riddler/Edward Nashton (Paul Dano), Catwoman/Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz) and Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot (Colin Farrell).
The cast also includes Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), Jeffrey Wright (James Gordon), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), and Peter Sarsgaard (Gil Colson).
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