Filming on director Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” has halted after a member of the U.K. production team tested positive for COVID-19.
The shoot in Hertfordshire, England, came to a halt after resuming production three days ago.
“A member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused,” Warner Bros. confirmed in a statement to USA TODAY.
“The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson in the DC Comics title role, was first shut down in March by the coronavirus crisis.
Pattinson made a surprise appearance before the release of the first teaser trailer during the virtual DC Fandome event Aug. 22.
“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,” Pattinson said.
The pandemic has delayed the film’s release to Oct. 1, 2021.
The much-anticipated superhero movie finds Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in the second year on the job fighting crime in Gotham City.
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Warner Bros. had no further comment on the shutdown or what it would mean for production.
“The Batman” stars Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot (aka The Penguin), Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as loyal butler Alfred and John Turturro as gangster Carmine Falcone.