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Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ Pauses Filming Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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By Maurice Cassidy

Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Robert Pattinson in action as the new Bruce Wayne after Warner Bros confirmed it has halted production on “The Batman” amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Filming was paused on March 14 after the former “Twilight” star had already spent the last seven weeks working on the highly-anticipated motion picture, which was initially expected to hit theatres on June 25, 2021.

And in a recent statement given by the film’s director Matt Reeves, he confirmed that the production team has stopped filming as most people around the world are practicing self-isolation to avoid the coronavirus from continuing its rapid spread.

Director Matt Reeves Confirms Production Halt

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“Yes, we have shut down till it is safe for us all to resume,” Matt revealed in a tweet posted on March 25. While he didn’t share any details regarding the film’s release date and whether it was going to be pushed back, given the circumstances, it seems rather likely that Warner Bros won’t be putting the film out by next summer.

Matt further noted that everyone, ranging from cast and crew, were healthy and safe for the moment, but he couldn’t disclose any further updates at the time.

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Warner Bros acted exceptionally fast upon hearing about the coronavirus outbreak, after having moved production for “The Batman” from London to Liverpool earlier this month, but as things continued to worsen, the studio was advised to lay off production for the foreseeable future.

The move doesn’t come as a shock considering how several upcoming blockbuster flicks have also been postponed in recent weeks, including “Wonder Woman 1984,” “Mulan,” “Black Widow,” and “The New Mutants,” to name a few.

Earlier this month, before halting production entirely, the studio stated: “Warner Bros. Pictures feature production of 'The Batman' will be on a two-week hiatus starting today.”

Robert Discussed His Excitement Over 'The Batman' Role

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It was just in October 2019 when Robert had given his first interview with The New York Times to discuss landing what could be one of his biggest roles to date.

Having previously starred as Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise, the British actor is well aware that there’s a lot of pressure on him to execute a superb performance with the role, which was previously helmed by Ben Affleck.

Due to his personal problems at the time, Ben was axed from reprising the character in a follow-up to 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

He Shares A Great Bond With Matt

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Speaking of his excitement, R-Patz shared: “I love the director, Matt Reeves, and it’s a dope character. His morality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character.

“There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character.

As mentioned, fans will have to wait patiently for Warner Bros to share any updates concerning “The Batman” and when production will commence, but a release date - which currently still stands for June 25, 2021 - is probably not going to happen.

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