Things were going so well for The Batman. Fan excitement was widespread thanks to Matt Reeves revealing Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit and the Batmobile. However, something else has been going (world)wide in the form of the coronavirus.
The film industry has been hit hard recently with films moving release date, and now it’s shutting down productions.
Disney has put a temporary hold on shooting on films like the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid and Marvel’s Shang-Chi. Meanwhile, Netflix is pausing production for two weeks on several shows. Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion and Flint Strong and The Man of Toronto at Sony are also taking a hiatus.
Returning to the Reeves’ Dark Knight, filming has been happening at WB’s Leavesden Studios since January as well as in other locations like Glasgow, Scotland. Production was to leave the capital to move up north to Liverpool.
It’s currently unknown if this has hit when shooting was originally going to end and if it will impact the June 2021 release date at this time.
I can’t see it having any significant effects as we’re 15 months away from release. If anything Reeves would be working on some early post-production and maybe working on a teaser trailer whenever that comes out and for Michael Giacchino to do work on the score.
Furthermore, either before shooting resumes in Liverpool or maybe something this week to keep the excitement high and what better way is to unveil Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman or do a similar thing with Pattinson’s Batsuit and have a video revealing the whole cast of villains.
Reeves is in a lucky position as fans would go mental for that or equally of Jeffrey Wright’s Commissioner Gordon and the official Bat-signal.
I want to say this isn’t as important as making sure all the cast and crew are safe and well.