The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world and is about to cripple economies. The entertainment industry has also taken a hit with several films and productions put on hold due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Now, the news has come out that Matt Reeves’ directorial The Batman starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz in the lead is the new victim of the outbreak. The film started its shoot earlier this year and was brought to a halt for two weeks due to the fear of COVID-19 spread.
While the break was initially limited to two weeks, Reeves has confirmed that The Batman’s production has been put on hold indefinitely. The filmmaker shared the update after a fan asked him if there are going to be delays in the film. Reeves confirmed about halting production on Twitter while responding to the fans’ query. He wrote, “Yes, we have shut down till it is safe for us all to resume... Everyone safe for the moment, thank you for asking, and stay safe too..."
Yes, we have shut down till it is safe for us all to resume... Everyone safe for the moment, thank you for asking, and stay safe too... https://t.co/wDhlYtphlm
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) March 25, 2020
The news comes after a portal claimed that Warner Bros is considering pushing the release date. Since the studio is considering the new schedule as it will have to reassemble the dates of the actors owing to the halt. Since the film is heavy on VFX and has a huge crew, Warner Bros. is considering pushing the release date ahead from June 2021.
The Batman also stars Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright and Andy Serkis in pivotal roles. Pattinson plays the role of a young Batman in the film.
(Source: Twitter/We Got This Covered)