Having been shut down for months because the Coronavirus pandemic modified the world as we knew it, The Batman lastly resumed taking pictures final week buoyed by the overwhelmingly constructive reception to the teaser trailer that had dominated the dialog popping out of DC FanDome, which was no imply feat contemplating the Snyder Minimize of Justice League was the foremost promoting level going into the digital occasion.
Sadly, it wasn’t precisely plain crusing for the Darkish Knight’s newest huge display screen reboot from there, and briefly order, it was introduced that manufacturing had been halted as soon as extra after an unnamed particular person had examined constructive for COVID-19. After it emerged that main man Robert Pattinson was the individual in query, followers instantly began fearing the worst as Warner Bros. shut The Batman down for a second time.
There’s nonetheless no timeline for when the Tenet star shall be again on set, however a brand new report claims that the crew weren’t stunned by a constructive check taking place so quickly after the cameras began rolling once more, with Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff admitting that they had been able to count on the worst, and there have been protocols in place for any eventuality.
“I feel we by no means anticipated issues to go utterly easily. Actually, as we’ve been getting our protocols prepared, we in-built contingencies. If somebody assessments constructive, you do contact tracing, you pause, you consider, and are available again when you possibly can. I feel it will have been naïve to assume we wouldn’t have sure instances on sure productions. The most vital factor is to be prepared for when that occurs. And we had been very a lot prepared.”
Not solely had been the crew ready for learn how to cope with a constructive check, however there’s even been rumors that The Batman might fireplace again up earlier than anticipated, with the title character not required for the likes of insert photographs and second unit footage the place a physique double would suffice. Which means that Matt Reeves and his workforce can proceed placing the items collectively whereas Pattinson completes the necessary two-week isolation course of to keep away from an additional delay for a challenge that’s already suffered a fair proportion of setbacks within the six years because it was first introduced.