The Batman is easily one of the most anticipated superhero films after its stellar showing at DC FanDome, but ComicBook has learned that production has halted due to a member of the production having tested positive for COVID-19. It wasn't revealed who the member of the team is or how long the production would be shut down, but Warner Bros. has now issued a statement on it and production has officially paused. Warner Bros. is going through its positive testing protocols before production is resumed, and they've already had the individual start quarantine. You can find their official statement on the matter below.
Here's their official statement. "A member of 'The Batman' production has tested positive for COVID-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused."
Typically the quarantine time with a positive test is 2 weeks, and as far as production resuming, we'll have to wait and see how the studio proceeds. Production could pick up in a few days or perhaps in a week or two, as every studio seems to handle positive tests a bit differently.
We hope it's just one case and wish the individual a speedy recovery.
The Batman was the last big reveal of DC FanDome, and it successfully got fans hyped for the upcoming film from Matt Reeves. The trailer revealed not only Robert Pattinson's Batman suit and the overall tone and vibe of the film, but it also revealed our first look at Catwoman, Penguin, Commissioner Gordon, and more, and we even got another look at the Batmobile.
Reaction to the film seemed to be mostly positive, and here's hoping it can get back to filming soon.