Never fear, Bat-fans, things are ramping back up. Matt Reeves’ upcoming movie, The Batman, is finally on track to resume production, according to Deadline. The crew will head back to the UK in September to continue filming after production was shut down back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This isn’t the first major film to set its sights on returning to normalcy outside of the US. Film crews in the UK have been designated as essential workers and do not have to quarantine for 14 days prior to entry, making getting back to work easier than ever. The Batman will join blockbusters like Jurassic World: Domination and The Matrix 4, both of which are in the process of picking things back up after their months-long hiatus.
According to Reeves, about a quarter of The Batman was completed prior to the March shut down, and he had been planning to use the downtime to consider and evaluate “the tone of things,” ideally to tighten up the mood of the film. We can assume more news will be incoming as The Batman is set to hold a panel at DC’s virtual convention event, DC FanDome, on August 22. The panel will premiere at 5:30 PM PST / 8:30 PM ET and Reeves himself is on the schedule and will be answering questions and providing “a surprise or two for fans.”
Due to the shutdown, The Batman’s release date was pushed back from June 2021 to October 1, 2021, joining a long list of upcoming movies that have been delayed. It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as The Riddler, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, and Jeffery Wright as Commissioner James Gordon.
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