Matt Reeves has confirmed production on The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson, has been paused for the foreseeable future.
The project halted production on March 14 after completing nearly seven weeks of filming in London. Warner Bros said it was taking a ‘two-week hiatus’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Matt has now also confirmed that production has been paused for the time being.
‘Yes, we have shut down till it is safe for us all to resume,’ he stated in a tweet posted on Wednesday. The film is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on June 25, 2021.
On hold: Matt Reeves has confirmed production on The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson (pictured in November), has been paused for the foreseeable future
An early look: Reeves shared this shot which he said was a ‘camera test’
The 53-year-old filmmaker added the cast and crew were all ‘safe for the moment’.
The movie, which stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, was put on hold earlier this month as the crisis disrupts the film industry. Filming had initially been relocated from London to Liverpool before being halted altogether.
A statement at the time read: ‘Warner Bros. Pictures feature production of ‘The Batman’ will be on a two-week hiatus starting today.
A quick look: And then the director tweeted this image of Batman and his Batmobile
Another look at this muscle car: And the engine can be seen in the back; also on show is Batman’s muscular suit
‘The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely.’
Meanwhile, Michael Giacchino, who is scoring the movie, previously revealed that he had been impressed with Matt’s approach and feels he has ‘total freedom’ on the project.
Michael said: ‘I felt total freedom to do whatever I want. Matt always agreed, this is our Batman, this is our vision.
Early Batman: Here is Adam West as Batman in the TV series that ran from 1966-1968
More recent: Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016
‘In the same way that I always loved, what I still do about Batman comics and graphic novels is that each of these artist, each of these authors they take their own crack at what they want this to be. It’s their version of Batman.’
Michael also thinks audiences will enjoy Matt’s ‘fresh’ take on the superhero.
Michael said: ‘I do love it.
‘I think what he’s doing is really cool, and it’s different and it feels fresh. In the way I get excited when I see a new graphic novel or a comic book coming out with a new take on it. It feels like that.’
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