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‘The Batman’ Suspends Production Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Warner Bros. has suspended manufacturing on director Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” for not less than two weeks amid coronavirus considerations, the studio introduced on Saturday.

“The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely,” a spokesperson stated.

Production had begun within the U.Okay. earlier this yr on the newest DC Films undertaking, which stars Robert Pattinson because the Caped Crusader.

Zoe Kravitz stars as Selina Kyle (Catwoman), Paul Dano as Edward Nashton (The Riddler) and John Turturro as Carmine Falcone. TheWrap beforehand reported that Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth and that Colin Farrell is in talks to star as The Penguin. The forged additionally consists of Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, whereas Jayme Lawson is ready to star as effectively.

Reeves has described his movie as a “defining” and “very personal” story concerning the Dark Knight, fairly than an origin story within the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” sequence. According to insiders with data of the undertaking, Reeves’ movie will discover Bruce Wayne’s second yr because the Dark Knight detective.

Despite the delay, “The Batman” ought to nonetheless be on observe to open in theaters on June 25, 2021.

This is simply the newest Hollywood movie to halt or delay manufacturing amid the rising worldwide pandemic. Other high-profile tasks affected embody Disney’s “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” the Matt Damon-Ben Affleck movie “The Last Duel” and Universal’s “Jurassic World: Dominion.”

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