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How The Batman is dealing with Covid-19 lockdown

Filmmaker Matt Reeves is in London, waiting until production begins on his highly anticipated Warner Bros feature, The Batman

Published: 10th April 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, filmmaker Matt Reeves says he is spending his time looking for ways to move forward with The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson in the title role.

Reeves is in London, waiting until production begins on his highly anticipated Warner Bros feature. "We're not officially editing right now," said Reeves, adding: "We've actually shot a quarter of the movie and I have been pouring through dailies, looking at takes, and what's to come."

When production of The Batman stopped on March 14, filming was expected to move on from London to Liverpool. Asked if the team would relocate the shooting location, Reeves said, "It's way too early to say. I can't imagine we wouldn't finish in London. The situation is fluid."

The director also refused to answer whether the film will feature Robin's family, saying, "I can't give you the answers to any of that."

The film stars Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. It won't be an origin story. Rather, it's about Bruce Wayne trying to find his footing on becoming a genius detective.

As he's diving into dailies, Reeves says he has no plans to re-write anything that he has already written. "It took me two years to work on that story, and it's a very specific mystery noir that's been really thought-out by me and my partners," he said.

Reeves, however, said he might reconsider "the tone of things."

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