While it has been more than five months and coronavirus pandemic is nowhere close to ending. Recently a report claimed that The Batman actor Robert Pattinson has been tested positive for coronavirus. Due to which the shooting of Matt Reeves’ movie, which was expected to start this month, has come to a halt.
The report comes amid fears that halting production for two weeks could cost as much as £5 million. Considering such huge loss, the film’s director Matt Reeves has now decided to take action. Read on to know.
According to MailOnline, Matt Reeves has decided to start shooting The Batman as much as he can at the Warner Bros Studio in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. Meanwhile, Robert Pattinson will be self-isolating post tested positive for Covid-19.
As precautionary measures are in place at the studios, the production of The Batman has asked its 130-strong crew, who did not have direct contact with Pattinson, to return to work. In addition to the precautionary steps, the sets that had been prepared are being moved from studio G to another studio.
A source revealed to the publication, “Anything that can be shot and does not involve Pattinson will now go ahead.”
“That includes scenes with his body double. The aim is to get as much done as possible before he returns and the hope is that none of the other actors gets the virus,” claims the source to the publication.
“The crew can be replaced as most are freelance and hired for the duration of the shoot but it would be disastrous if another major actor gets the virus. Production staff are working round the clock to get things moving and allow some filming to take place,” the source added.