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'The Batman' Production Remains on Hold Despite Reports of Resuming After Robert Pattinson's Coronavirus Diagnosis (Report)

The Batman remains on hold.

Despite early reports that the movie was resuming production without lead star Robert Pattinson due to his reported coronavirus diagnosis, Variety reports that is not the case as of Friday (September 4).

“Production on The Batman continues to be on pause after Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19 this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Variety previously reported that shooting on the film had resumed without Pattinson, citing a story in the Daily Mail. However, studio insiders denied that report,” the outlet reported.

According to the latest report, crew members on the set are still doing construction work on sets and props at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, U.K., but “people on the film team who were in contact with Pattinson are quarantining. The production is still doing contact tracing. It is unlikely that shooting will re-commence until the roughly two-week quarantine period ends.”

It is also “unclear if Pattinson has symptoms of the disease or if he is asymptomatic. Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, did not confirm that the star had tested positive and would only say that a member of the production had coronavirus.”

Here’s the latest about Robert Pattinson‘s diagnosis…

Robert Pattinson Is Ready to Get Back to Work on 'The Batman'!

Robert Pattinson is excited to get back to work.

The 34-year-old actor made a surprise appearance during the virtual DC Comics FanDome event on Saturday (August 22).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Robert Pattinson

“As many of you probably already know, we were in the beginning stages of production when COVID hit, so now I’m very anxious to get back to work and continue to form this beloved character I’ve always been a massive fan,” Robert said to fans.

“I’m not really allowed to share anything, so I’m going to hand it over to the great Matt Reeves who’s somewhere around here, and he can determine what can and can’t be talked about,” he added, teasing a surprise on the way – which turned out the be the thrilling first trailer!

If you haven’t yet, watch the exciting The Batman trailer, which has no set release date yet.

Danny DeVito Has a Warning for Colin Farrell About Playing Penguin in 'The Batman'

Danny DeVito is addressing Colin Farrell playing Penguin in The Batman for the first time!

The 75-year-old actor, who played Penguin aka Oswald Cobblepot in the 1992 movie Batman Returns, said he’s looking forward to 44-year-old actor playing the villainous role in upcoming movie.

“I haven’t spoken to him since, but I’m really looking forward to it,” Danny shared with Collider. “I think that no matter what, he’s gonna be great because he’s a great actor.”

Danny then (jokingly) gave Colin a warning about playing Penguin.

“The only thing he has to worry about is that Oswald Cobblepot will show up at his house…” Danny said before giving a Penguin grunt.

The Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader will be released in theaters in 2021 – check out the first trailer here!

Robert Pattinson is the Caped Crusader in First 'The Batman' Trailer - Watch Now!

The trailer for the highly anticipated The Batman has been released!

Director Matt Reeves debuted the trailer during the 2020 DC Fandome virtual fan convention on Saturday (August 22).

The trailer shows Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne out on a mission while wearing his Batman suit as one of the villains is sending him messages all across Gotham City.

The trailer also gives a glimpse of Zoe Kravitz wearing her catsuit while playing Selina Kyle aka Catwoman.

The cast also includes Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred and Peter Sarsgaard in a not-yet-known role.

According to Matt, the movie takes place about two years into Bruce Wayne’s career as Batman, a time when he’s still just a masked vigilante. Matt stressed that Bruce isn’t Batman just yet, but there are people “who are afraid of him, quite frankly.”

The Batman is currently still in production and is scheduled to be released on March 4, 2022.

'The Batman' Movie Official Logo & Artwork - First Look Revealed!

The Batman is coming to life!

The highly anticipated Robert Pattinson-led DC Comics movie was teased by director Matt Reeves on Thursday (August 20).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Robert Pattinson

“Excited to share the very first look at our official #TheBatman logo, and some very cool additional #DCFanDome artwork by the amazing @jimlee — see more of #TheBatman at the #DCFanDome global event in the Hall of Heroes this Saturday, 8/22! #TheBatman #DCFanDome #ForTheFans,” he wrote.

At the same time, it was revealed that the movie is heading back into production amid the pandemic. Find out when!

And if you haven’t yet, check out Robert‘s first camera test inside.

Check out the full DC FanDome schedule…

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'The Batman' Is Resuming Production Amid Pandemic

The Batman is starting up again.

Production for the highly anticipated Robert Pattinson-led film is starting in early September in the U.K. at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, according to Variety on Wednesday (August 19).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Robert Pattison

The film was reportedly seven weeks into production when filming was shut down amid the pandemic.

The movie is “said to be a grittier and more realistic take on the Dark Knight mythos” and “has approximately three months of material left to shoot. It could potentially be wrapped by the end of 2020.”

Crew members have been building sets for the film this month, ahead of the planned filming.

The cast for The Batman also includes Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred and Peter Sarsgaard in a not-yet-known role.

Robert Pattinson revealed he originally auditioned for this famous role…

The Batman was originally set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021. See the camera test…

Dave Bautista Tried to Get Cast as This Villain in the Upcoming 'The Batman'

Dave Bautista really wanted a role in the upcoming The Batman!

On Friday (July 31), the 51-year-old Stuber actor and retired WWE fighter shut down rumors that he would be playing Bane in the movie directed by Matt Reeves, with Robert Pattinson playing the Caped Crusader.

“I just read an article speculating that @DaveBautista ma be, should be, could be playing Bane in the new #Batman movie with Robert Pattinson. Please, DC movies… make it happen,” a fan tweeted.

Dave then tweeted back, “Unfortunately it’s not. Tried my best 🤷🏻‍♂️”

The cast for The Batman also includes Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred and Peter Sarsgaard in a not-yet-known role.

Tom Hardy played Bane in 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises directed by Christopher Nolan.

The Batman is currently set for release on ‎October 1, 2021.

You can check out the first look video of Robert in his Batman costume here!