Filming resumes on 'The Batman' after Robert Pattinson's Covid-19 quarantine

Shooting for the upcoming film was halted in the UK for two weeks after a crew member thought to be Pattinson tested positive

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019 file photo, Robert Pattinson attends the 13th Annual Go Gala at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles.  The U.K. production of “The Batman” starring Pattinson, is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020,  that filming had resumed after a hiatus for quarantine precautions.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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Filming has resumed on The Batman after a two-week shutdown caused by a member of the production - reported to be actor Robert Pattinson - who tested positive for the coronavirus.

On Thursday, Warner Bros. confirmed shooting of the film in the UK was back underway. "Following a hiatus for Covid-19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the UK," a Warner Bros. representative said in a statement.

Pattinson, the star of the superhero movie, was widely reported to be the person who tested positive in early September. The movie studio never confirmed or denied this.

The shutdown underscored the challenges that Hollywood is facing in getting back to work after months of pandemic-induced shutdowns, and the stringent safety measures movie teams must now undertake.

Filming of The Batman had resumed north of London only three days prior to the positive test after being shuttered in mid-March, along with dozens of other movies and TV shows around the world due to the coronavirus.

It was not clear to what extent Pattinson, 34, best known for his breakout role in the vampire movie series Twilight, had suffered any Covid-19 symptoms.

The Batman has around three months of material left to shoot, according to Hollywood trade outlets. Its release was pushed back earlier this year to October 2021 from June 2021.