Batman Begins again! Matt Reeves’ take on the Dark Knight to resume filming next month
Not even COVID-19 could keep Batman down for long! After the shutdown caused by the pandemic to all film and TV projects earlier this year, it has been confirmed that production on the caped crusader’s new film, ‘The Batman‘ will resume early in September. The film was around about seven weeks into filming before being brought to a screeching halt back in March. But now, filming will recommence with an expected three months of shooting left, The film is expected to be a grittier and more down to earth tale for the Dark Knight this time around as the behind the scenes pictures seen so far have suggested.
Crew members have been busy getting sets and construction completed ready for the filming to begin again and it is hoped that filming will be all wrapped up and in the can by the end of this year ready for any potential reshoots, additional photography and such before it opens which is, currently, still scheduled for next October after having to move back from its July 2021 date. However, if the second wave of the virus that is predicted to hit around the world does rear its ugly head then theoretically, filming could once again be suspended, potentially delaying the release of the film and the conclusion of filming the movie. Thankfully, star Robert Pattinson has been staying in London throughout the pandemic and is not required to self-isolate in quarantine, giving the production the much-needed boost of not having to wait for its main star to be given the all-clear.
Warner Bros. has high hopes for the film next year as it will stand alongside fare such as ‘The Matrix 4‘ which has just resumed filming in Germany with Keanu Reeves and the third film in the ‘Fantastic Beasts‘ franchise which is also slated to resume filming next month ready for a winter 2021 release. The triple-threat from Warner Bros, without taking ‘Godzilla V Kong‘ into account could lead the line for them in the race for box office cash next year.
‘The Batman‘ stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffery Wright, Paul Dano, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Jayme Lawson, and Colin Farrell and is directed by Matt Reeves.
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