Matt Reeves’ The Batman will continue production despite the latest Coronavirus lockdown in the United Kingdom.
U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new COVID-19 lockdown period starting November 5th. Despite the restrictions, non-essential projects/businesses would still be allowed to continue operations. Higher-scale entertainment, filmmaking, and elite sports will be able to proceed with their work, but cautions and regulations must be followed. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden stated the following:
The Batman has been forced to halt production twice already. Back in March, the industry shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September, the project was forced to delay filming after Batman himself, Robert Pattinson, tested positive for the virus.
Since Reeves was finally able to call “action” again, the movie has given a lot to talk about, including set photos. The principal unit photography, including main cast, has been taking place in Liverpool. Secondary unit photography, composed of the stunt team, has been riding through Chicago. Colin Farell, who portrays Oswald Cobblepot, recently confirmed that the filming is meant to last until February 2021.
This is good news for fans because as long as precautions and regulations are followed, The Batman should hopefully not get any more release delays. This is good news for the film industry too because productions like Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness are about to begin shooting in the U.K. Fans are optimistic that if The Batman can finish principal photography on time, the film can get a release date near its planned October release, fitting for the movie’s dark tone. Nevertheless, as long as the Caped Crusader does not get any more delays, that is a win for fans.
The Batman stars Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffery Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell.
The film is still expected to release on March 4, 2022.
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