Robert Pattinson ‘tests positive for Covid-19’ halting The Batman filming

Robert Pattinson has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, halting filming of the film The Batman, days after it resumed following lockdown.

Warner Bros confirmed a member of the production team was self-isolating but did not say who.

A spokeswoman for the studios said: "A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols.

"Filming is temporarily paused."

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Actor Robert Pattinson poses during a photocall at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival May 19, 2009. Twenty films compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or which will be awarded on May 24. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Robert Pattinson poses at the ninth amfAR Gala Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Arrivals – Santa Monica, California, U.S., 03/03/2018 – Robert Pattinson. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actors Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska pose during a photocall to promote the movie Damsel at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
Cast member Robert Pattinson (L) and co-star and director Ben Safdie pose for a portrait while promoting the film "Good Time" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
9TH Governors Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 11/11/2017 - Actor Robert Pattinson. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
70th Cannes Film Festival - Photocall for the film "Good Time" in competition - Cannes, France. 25/05/2017. Cast member Robert Pattinson poses. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Cast member Robert Pattinson poses at the premiere of the movie "The Lost City of Z" in Los Angeles, California U.S., April 5, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor Robert Pattinson poses at the premiere of the film "The Lost City of Z" in London, Britain February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Actor Robert Pattinson attends a news conference to promote the movie 'The Lost City of Z' at the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
Cast member Robert Pattinson poses at the premiere of "The Rover" in Los Angeles, California June 12, 2014. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 20. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Robert Pattinson poses at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2012 Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles, California October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Robert Pattinson poses during a photocall for the film "Cosmopolis", in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival May 25, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Robert Pattinson accepts the Choice Movie Actor: Drama at the Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson amphitheater in Universal City, California August 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actors Robert Pattinson (L), Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner hold hands after putting their handprints in cement during a hand and footprint ceremony at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California November 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actors Robert Pattinson (L) and Christoph Waltz pose for pictures as they arrive at the German premiere of their movie "Water for Elephants" in Berlin, April 27, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Robert Pattinson poses for pictures as he arrives at the German premiere of his movie "Water for Elephants" in Berlin, April 27, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Robert Pattinson waves as he attends a photocall to promote the film "Water for Elephants" in Berlin April 27, 2011. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Robert Pattinson attends the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" during the Los Angeles Film Festival at Nokia theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles June 24, 2010. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 24. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast members Robert Pattinson (L) and Kristen Stewart pose at the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" during the Los Angeles Film Festival at Nokia theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles June 24, 2010. The movie opens in the U.S. on June 24. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Robert Pattinson poses at the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" during the Los Angeles Film Festival at Nokia theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actor Robert Pattinson from the upcoming movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" attends a news conference during the 40th annual Comic Con Convention in San Diego July 23, 2009. The convention runs July 23-26. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)
Actors Robert Pattinson (L) and Kristen Stewart win the Best Kiss award for the movie "Twilight" at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles May 31, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
Actor Robert Pattinson poses during a photocall at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival May 19, 2009. Twenty films compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or which will be awarded on May 24. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Robert Pattinson attends the premiere of the movie "Twilight" at the Mann Village and Bruin theatres in Westwood, California November 17, 2008. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer and opens in the U.S. on November 21. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Cast members Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart pose at the premiere of the movie "Twilight" at the Mann Village and Bruin theatres in Westwood, California November 17, 2008. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer and opens in the U.S. on November 21. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Actor Robert Pattinson of the movie Twilight speaks at the MuchMusic television station in Toronto November 15, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA)
British actors (L to R) Stanislav Ianevski who plays Viktor Krum, Clemence Poesy who plays Fleur Delacour, Rupert Grint who plays Ron Weasley, Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger, Daniel Radcliffe who plays Harry Potter, Katie Leung who plays Cho Chang and Robert Pattinson who plays Cedric Diggory in the forthcoming film "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" attend a photocall in London October 25, 2005. The film which is the fourth in the series of Harry Potter films based on the books by [British author JK Rowling] will premiere in London on November 6.
Britain's Robert Pattinson arrives at the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" at Leicester Square, London, November 6, 2005. Pattinson plays Cedric Diggory in the film, due to go on official release on November 18, 2005, the fourth screen adaptation from the series of Harry Potter books by British author J K Rowling. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
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US outlets Variety and Vanity Fair quoted unnamed sources close to the production which said the person in question was Pattinson.

The superhero film, which features the British actor as the caped superhero, only recently returned to filming near London following a six-month hiatus due to the pandemic.

Filming began in Glasgow earlier this year but was halted due to the pandemic.

It was initially due for release in June 2021 but was delayed to October 1 2021.

The Batman filming in Glasgow
The Batman was filming in Glasgow earlier this year (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman will see 34-year-old Pattinson follow in the footsteps of Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton and George Clooney in playing the Dark Knight.

The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City's police chief Commissioner Gordon.

Last month, a trailer saw Twilight star Pattinson debut as a darker, brooding Bruce Wayne.

Fans speculated on social media as to whether a glimpse of a character in heavy prosthetics was Colin Farrell in his role as Penguin.

Pattinson's representatives have been contacted for comment.

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