After the spread of Tom Hanks during a filming in Australia, Warner Bros decided to stop “The Batman” for two weeks.
The production of the next movie, “The Batman” has been closed for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Following the news that Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for the disease while filming for the untitled biopic Elvis Presley in Australia, Warner Bros decided to stop production of “The Batman” for two weeks, Variety.com reports.
The film crew had been filming on a soundstage in London since January and planned to relocate to Liverpool. Warner Bros. thought it better to pause during the change of location.
It is unknown when filming will end and whether it will affect the June 2021 release date at this time.
As for the other two Warner Bros. movies in production, “Matrix 4” and “King Richard,” starring Will Smith, have not yet been suspended.
Filming of “Matrix 4” was taking place in Berlin, but on a sound stage where security measures are being taken, while filming of “King Richard” has already been reorganized due to bad weather in Los Angeles, which is expected to continue for a few days.
“The Batman” stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Colin Farrell as Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.
It will premiere on June 25, 2021.
The film joined a long list of Hollywood movies currently in production that have been put on temporary hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.