"The Batman" Production Freezes as Cast and Crew Quarantine

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Production on The Batman remains paused after the lead, Robert Pattinson, tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Variety, shooting on the film had resumed sans Pattinson, but studio insiders denied that report. Although crew members are still working on sets and props at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, U.K., any members of the cast or crew who were in contact with Pattinson are quarantining until further notice.

Production is working on contact tracing, but it remains unlikely that shooting will start again until the mandatory two weeks of self-quarantining have passed.

It also is unclear whether Pattinson is asymptomatic or suffering symptoms of the illness. It has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros. that the star tested positive—it has only been confirmed that a member of the production was diagnosed with the virus.

"We know that productions in the U.K. are rigorously following BFC Guidance with robust health and safety procedures in place, including stringent testing regimes," said Adrian Wootton, chief executive of the British Film Commission and Film London, "which is why any case of coronavirus can be rapidly identified and appropriate self-isolating procedures implemented."

Although it is unknown what type of insurance is offered to those on the set of The Batman, COVID-19 is unlikely to be covered under any existing policies.

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