Coronavirus concerns halt ‘The Batman’ production

Robert Pattinson will play the caped crusader in "The Batman."
Robert Pattinson will play the caped crusader in “The Batman.”
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Production on the DC comic book film “The Batman” has halted production for two weeks amid the global coronavirus pandemic, a studio spokeswoman said Saturday.

The superhero reboot, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, was shooting in Britain.

“Warner Bros. Pictures feature production of ‘The Batman’ will hiatus filming for two weeks beginning today,” read the studio’s statement. “The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely.”


“The Batman” is the latest major production to hit pause as the coronavirus dramatically disrupts Hollywood’s business.

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March 18, 2020

Universal Pictures on Friday night said it had stopped production on several titles, including “Jurassic World: Dominion” and the Ice Cube boxing drama “Flint Strong.”

Release dates have been delayed for completed films, including Universal’s “F9,” Disney’s “Mulan” and Paramount’s “A Quiet Place Part II.”