Trevor Noah mocks 'The Batman' halt after Robert Pattinson gets Covid-19: 'Why is anyone playing with Bats?'
Warner Bros said in a statement that 'a member of The Batman production' had tested positive for the virus but did not give a name
'Twilight’ star Robert Pattinson reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 on September 3, causing production in Britain on the set of the film 'The Batman’ to pause. Hollywood studio Warner Bros (TN), which is behind the film, said in a statement that "a member of 'The Batman' production" had tested positive for the coronavirus, but did not give a name. "Filming is temporarily paused,” the Warner Bros statement said, as reported by Reuters. However, Pattinson’s representative did not immediately return a request for comment and confirmation on this.
Entertainment websites Vanity Fair and the Hollywood Reporter cited unnamed sources as saying the person who tested positive was Pattinson, the film’s star. The production activity in the entertainment industry was previously halted due to the pandemic-imposed lockdown in March. However, director Matt Reeves disclosed that filming on ‘The Batman’ was only about 25% complete in March when lockdown took place, as reported in IGN site.
As per Vanity Fair, the movie about Batman shows him in his second year of vigilantism where he is trying to solve a series of heinous serial killings. The case causes him to cross paths with Paul Dano’s The Riddler, Zoë Kravitz’s Selina Kyle (before she becomes the criminal Catwoman), and the underworld figure Oswald Cobblepot, nicknamed The Penguin, played by Colin Farrell. In the film, Jeffrey Wright co-stars as Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis plays Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler Alfred and John Turturro is the gangster Carmine Falcone. As per The New York Times, Pattinson, 34, plays a young Bruce Wayne.
"It’s a criminological experiment. He’s trying to figure out what he can do to finally change this place. You see that he’s charting what he’s doing, and he’s seeing he isn’t having any of the effect that he wants to have yet," Matt Reeves said as quoted in Vanity Fair. "The murders start to happen, and the murders start to describe a history of Gotham. It only reinforces what he knows about Gotham, but opens up a whole world of corruption that went much further." The film is slated for release in 2021.
Comedian Trevor Noah, however, took a swipe at Pattinson and tweeted, "Why is anyone playing with Bats during this time?!"
Why is anyone playing with Bats during this time?!!!! https://t.co/GzXS2KDxk6— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) September 4, 2020
No sooner did news about Pattinson contracting the virus dropped, his fans took to Twitter to find a vaccine for him. They did not want their star icon to hinder the upcoming film project and wanted to provide him comfort in such a time of crisis. A concerned fan wrote, "Wait not Robert Pattinson, I’m finding that vaccine myself-”
Wait not Robert Pattinson, I’m finding that vaccine myself- pic.twitter.com/rV1toYtrOQ— 𝔦𝔷𝔞☽ (@iza_IIofneptune) September 3, 2020
Another concurred, “Me finally creating the Coronavirus vaccine to save Robert Pattinson.”
Me finally creating the Coronavirus vaccine to save Robert Pattinson pic.twitter.com/2ScNyCzKT3— WW1984 IS COMING (@TargaryenNation) September 3, 2020
Fans are eagerly waiting for Pattinson to get well soon and are ready to take the baton for him. “I have took it upon myself to look for the COVID 19 vaccine now that Robert Pattinson has been diagnosed.”
I have took it upon myself to look for the COVID 19 vaccine now that Robert pattinson has been diagnosed— faye (@jane11110281) September 3, 2020
Some are urging others too to get ready to help Pattinson, “alright ladies we need to get the COVID vaccine. It got Robert Pattinson.”
alright ladies we need to get the covid vaccine. it got robert pattinson.— samanthaa (@samxnthamck) September 3, 2020
A fan joked, “ROBERT PATTINSON DONE PANICK, I’LL FIND THAT VACCINE FOR YOU EVEN THOUGH I FAILED CHEMISTRY.”
ROBERT PATTINSON DONE PANICK, I’LL FIND THAT VACCINE FOR YOU EVEN THOUGH I FAILED CHEMISTRY— andy 🧃 (@ggukovich) September 3, 2020
Some are sending good vibes for their icon. “Dedicating my last week and a bit of stage 4 lockdown to COVID infected Robert Pattinson, we’re all this together.”
dedicating my last week and a bit of stage 4 lockdown to covid infected robert pattinson❤️❤️ we’re all this together❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️— adrianne (@adriannerachel_) September 4, 2020