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Just yesterday, we told you that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson revealed that he and his wife, along with their two children, had tested positive for COVID-19.
And today, we learn that another famous face has contracted the novel Coronavirus… and it’s none other than The Batman’s lead star, Robert Pattinson!
The 34-year-old former Twilight actor is currently playing the title role in the new Batman movie, but all filming has ground to a halt after he tested positive for the virus.
He will reportedly self-isolate for two weeks, as per the UK government guidelines, before filming resumes…
“A member of The Batman production has tested positive for COVID-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols,” a spokesperson for Warner Bros reportedly said.
“Filming is temporarily paused.”
Although the studio’s rep didn’t mention who the infected person was, several sources have confirmed to outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter and Vanity Fair that they were referring to Robert Pattinson.
The production was forced to shut down back in March due to the pandemic. Filming had only resumed for a few days before it had to stop again, so we’re not sure how much of a delay this will cause to the movie.
The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, was initially slated for release in June 2021 but has been delayed to October 2021. It’s possible that it may be delayed even further if filming keeps being disrupted…
Get well soon, Robert Pattinson!