Coronavirus: ‘The Batman’ Shuts Down Production for Two Weeks

The Robert Pattinson-starrer is on halt for two weeks. 

Published15 Mar 2020, 08:38 AM IST
Cinema
2 min read

Following the coronavirus outbreak all over the world, The Batman is the latest film to halt its shooting due to the same. Warner Bros. has decided to shut down the production for two weeks.

The film’s crew was shooting on a sound stage in London since January and the shoot location was to be changed to Liverpool. However, before the location change could happen, the decision to halt production was made. It is yet to be known if the release date will be pushed because of the same.

Walt Disney Company has also pushed the release of three of its films - Mulan, The New Mutants and Searchlight’s horror flick Antlers. While Mulan and The New Mutants were slated to release on 27 March and 3 April respectively, Antlers was scheduled to hit theatres on 17 April. Revised dates are yet to be announced. The release of Universal Pictures’ Fast and Furious 9 has also been deferred. The ninth installment of Fast and Furious in now slated to release on 2 April 2021

Recently, the first look of Robert Pattinson in and as The Batman was released. Director Matt Reeves tweeted a short video of Pattinson in the Batman look, which was actually a camera test. He gives the perfect Dark Knight feels, with the sharp jawline and broody look. With the dark looks of the teaser, paired with the intense music, it made for the perfect first look we had been waiting for. Take a look at the new Batman here:

Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz will be playing Selina Kyle a.k.a. Catwoman in the superhero flick opposite Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader. Jeffrey Wright will be Commissioner Gordon and Jonah Hill as an undisclosed villain. The Batman will be a complete reboot of the franchise for the DCEU, which previously saw Ben Affleck play Batman.

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

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