With major studios suspending production of upcoming films from anywhere two weeks to a whole year, so too has Warner Bros.’ done the same with large projects like Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Production was re-locating from London to Liverpool in the UK, but with the current coronavirus pandemic, the studio recently decided to postpone shooting at this time. Though no cast or crew member has been diagnosed, Warner Bros. released a statement on Saturday that it would continue monitoring the situation closely during the implementation of their two-week hiatus. The movie is set to open on June 25, 2021.
Out of safety, major studios like Universal, Disney, Sony and Paramount have also all stopped their big active feature films during the coronavirus outbreak. Warner Bros. is one of the last studios to do so. The studio still has other movies that are technically still continuing production. The Matrix reboot finished its San Francisco shoot and is currently heading to Berlin. The drama King Richard, starring Will Smith, is shooting in Los Angeles. And Fantastic Beasts 3 is expected to begin shooting on Monday in London despite the coronavirus outbreak. However, with more and more cases of coronavirus rapidly happening worldwide, there is a likely chance that those productions can quickly change as the studio continues to reassess the conditions.
The Batman also stars Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson.