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'The Batman' Resumes Filming After Robert Pattinson's COVID-19 Quarantine

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The film previously stopped production after sources said the star tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The Batman is back in action.

“Following a hiatus for COVID-19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the U.K," a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.

On Sept. 3, The Batman shut down production in London, with Warner Bros. stating that a member of the production had contracted the novel coronavirus. Sources told THR that star Robert Pattinson had been diagnosed with COVID-19, though the studio declined to comment on the specific individual who had tested positive.

The Batman, which is due out Oct. 1, 2021, previously shut down in mid-March as the pandemic forced film and TV shoots to pause work. It was only back in production for a few days before Pattinson's diagnosis shut it down again.

The film takes place during the second year of Bruce Wayne's battle against crime in Gotham, and it recently debuted the first trailer to strong reactions during last month's DC FanDome.

The Batman also stars  Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, John Turturro as crime boss Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham City DA Gil Colson. Director Matt Reeves is behind the project.

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