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The Batman crew calls off production in wake of coronavirus pandemic

The Matt Reeves directorial is the latest Hollywood film to suspend shoot in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Published: 15th March 2020

The team of Robert Pattinson-starrer The Batman has shut down production for two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Matt Reeves directorial is the latest Hollywood film to suspend shoot in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The crew was shooting on a sound stage in London since January and was planning to change locations to Liverpool. However, in the wake of the virus scare, the studio, Warner Bros thought it was best to go on hiatus during the location change.

It is uncertain when the shoot will end and whether it will impact the June 2021 release of the film, which also stars Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis.

Previously, Warner Bros halted production on the untitled Elvis Presley biopic in Australia after Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson contracted the coronavirus. Two other films from the studio — Matrix 4 and King Richard — have not been put on hold as of yet.

The Batman has joined a long list of Hollywood films that have been put on temporary hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney Studio suspended production on its live-action movies — The Little Mermaid, Home Alone, The Last Duel, Nightmare Alley, Peter Pan & Wendy, and Shrunk — amid the outbreak.

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