The entertainment industry has spent most of 2020 navigating a whole new world in terms of shooting and producing new projects due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. Every production worldwide had to shut down completely back in March to help keep the virus contained as much as possible, and with so many of these new movies and TV shows restarting work once again the past few weeks, every extra precaution is being taken to ensure the safety of the casts and crews.
Some countries across the world are more at risk to a second wave of the virus than others, which has the potential to make things tougher on some major productions still with plenty of filming and post-production work to complete. The United Kingdom has even been ordered to go into lockdown once again, although there is a small bit of good news that comes with this development.
A new report from Variety has revealed that despite the nationwide lockdown just enacted in the United Kingdom, the major movie productions set up there on location will be able to continue their work with strict COVID-safe guidelines enacted. This includes projects like Matt Reeves' The Batman within the DC Extended Universe, which started production back in March and has come back in full over the past few weeks.
WHAT THIS MEANS
The Batman has quickly turned into one of the DC Extended Universe's most anticipated new films, pushed along greatly by the debut trailer from DC FanDome which used only material shot before the initial shutdown. This film has been through plenty of troubles off camera up until now, so it's a fantastic sign that shooting will not have to be halted again as the cast and crew work to complete filming.
With this new film set to take place somewhere in the DCEU multiverse parallel to the Ben Affleck version of Batman that fans have already seen, the hype is growing daily as more stories release praising Robert Pattinson's new take on the Caped Crusader. Pattinson is set to play a version of Batman much earlier into his superhero career than most other movie centered around Bruce Wayne, and there are more than a handful of the hero's most notable friends and foes joining him through the course of this new solo movie.
The Batman is deep into filming in the UK right now as it prepares for theatrical release on March 4, 2022.