Robert Pattinson ‘tests positive for Covid-19’ as The Batman film set is shutdown

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Robert Pattinson has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, meaning that Batman has had to stop filming.

Filming for the new movie, in which the former Twilight star plays Batman, has had to cease only days after it had began again.

Initially, the Daily Mail revealed that it was a crew member who had thrown the set into “chaos” by contracting the virus.

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The source said: “We have been sent a memo telling us that a member of the crew has had a positive Covid-19 test.

“Everyone was talking on the set about it. We do not know who has tested positive, but it has caused chaos to the schedule.”

Warner Bros confirmed this in a statement that: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.

"Filming is temporarily paused."

Although they would not specifically reveal which member of the production had tested positive for COVID-19, however Vanity Fair “confirmed through a highly placed source that Pattinson was the individual who became sick.”

Filming of the £100million blockbuster had to stop filming in March owing to the pandemic, and only resumed earlier this week.

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The fact that production had to halt cost Warner Bros hundreds of thousands of pounds and might result in the film being released at a later date. It is set to be released in October 2021 and there is still three months of filming to complete.

The film currently has the working title of ‘Vengeance’.

The crew member told The Daily Mail: “Everyone was looking forward to getting back to work and its come as a blow that production has stopped just three days after we began filming.

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“We have all been told to stand down until further notice and we are not expecting to be back filming for at least two weeks.'

The insider also revealed that the irony was not lost on people that The Batman movie had been put on pause due to coronavirus, an illness that is thought to have began with bats.

The insider revealed: “There is an irony to all this in that you would think Batman would be immune seeing as it all started from bats.”

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