Did China's "Batwoman" just sicken the world's newest "Batman"?
The actor reportedly sickened with COVID-19 on the set of the new "Batman" movie - officially titled "The Batman" - is none other than start Robert Pattinson himself, according to Vanity Fair. The actor tested positive, prompting Warner Bros to suspend filming in the United Kingdom.
The unidentified person is "isolating in accordance with established protocols," Warner Bros. said in a statement. "Filming is temporarily paused."
According to Bloomberg, the suspension is "a sign of the challenges facing Hollywood as more shows and movies attempt to resume production." The pandemic brought the industry to a grinding halt in March, and many projects are still on hold.
The key tentpole for WB was supposed to be a key litmus test for Hollywood, as studios re-start production on their biggest projects. WarnerBros has already pushed back its release date until Oct. 2021, from June, since producers say it needs another 3 months to finish filming.
Very few blockbusters have resumed filming since the pandemic went global in March. "Jurassic World: Dominion” was the first major movie to restart, and has been filming at Pinewood Studios in the UK since July as Universal Pictures takes steps to ensure a coronavirus-free environment.
For those who didn't closely follow the "conspiracy theories" about COVID-19 originating in a Wuhan laboratory, the "Batwoman" is a scientist who has studied coronaviruses for years at the Wuhan Institute of Viroloy, the Biosafety Level 4 lab that's been flagged by US intelligence as the possible source of SARS-CoV-2, a narrative that the mainstream media typically goes out of its way to label as "unequivocally false",
Once could argue that in this outfit, she looks a little like Batman villain "Mr. Freeze".