Robert Pattinson sure looked like he meant business as he stepped back out on set in Liverpool to shoot new scenes for upcoming movie The Batman.
The actor, 34, is the latest star to take on the much-loved superhero and he looked in the zone, as the cameras continued to roll, now production on the film has picked up again.
Work on The Batman was previously shut down due to an outbreak of coronavirus, with reports in Variety and Vanity Fair revealing it was the movie’s leading star Pattinson that had tested positive for Covid-19.
Production was shut down for two weeks, with reports later confirming in mid-September that it had been given the green light to resume.
Wednesday marked Pattinson’s first time back on set since the shutdown and he was seen in character as Bruce Wayne – suited and booted in a white shirt and black tie and wore a thick tailored coat over his two-piece suit.
The movie talent, famed for starring in Christopher Nolan movie Tenet, the Twilight movies and Harry Potter, appeared to be filming funeral scenes for the latest instalment of the Batman franchise.
Pattinson was spotted surrounded by crew, as he filmed takes in front of a huge memorial at St George’s Hall.
A whole host of extras were present for filming, with many wearing face masks on set amid the pandemic. Some appeared as mourners, others as Gotham police officers and there were also those acting as protestors too.
They held signs reading: ‘Lies, lies, lies,’ and ‘our day of judgement’.
Pattinson’s appearance on set comes after a rep for Warner Bros confirmed that production on the movie was back up and running, last month.
‘Following a hiatus for Covid-19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the UK,’ they revealed in a statement, while an insider told MailOnline at the time: ‘Today is the first day the main production unit has returned to filming and there seem to be no other hiccups at the moment.’
The 14-day delay had been another setback for the film that had already been forced to pause production for six months as the coronavirus lockdown imposed by the government shut down the film and TV industry for some time.
The Batman director Matt Reeves previously told Deadline that a quarter of the movie had already been filmed prior to lockdown and that there was three months left of shooting before it would be finished.
Filming had started earlier in the year and director Matt Reeves told Deadline that they had a quarter of the movie done before lockdown, with three months of shooting left over.
News of the set’s second shutdown came just three days after filming had first resumed.
A source had joked at the time: ‘There is an irony to all this in that you would think Batman would be immune seeing as it all started from bats.’
As a result of the delays, The Batman has seen its release date pushed back until 2022. It was originally scheduled for release in June 2021, before first being delayed by a few months until the beginning of October next year.
Pattinson, however, has kept fans hooked by teasing that the latest movie interpretation of Batman is ‘incredible’.
‘I think this interpretation is incredible. There’s a slightly different feeling when you know loads and loads of people are going to watch something you’re working on,’ he told Total Film magazine.
‘I weirdly enjoyed it during Twilight the idea that you can mess it up. I guess I felt confident. I wanted to be on the big stage.’
Pattinson stars in The Batman alongside a star-studded cast, including the likes of Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffery Wright and Andy Serkis.
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