The production of the new Dark Knight movie is going through many difficulties due to the health crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic has not only paralyzed many filming; Also, once these have had continuity, it has forced them to adopt various anti-COVID measures and protocols. Something that, in the first instance, has led to an increase in the budget, and that’s not counting those times when a team member has tested positive and production has had to be interrupted again. The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, has gone through all these mishaps while filming in London, and according to The Sun, the psychological consequences are already being noted.
Especially in the case of Pattinson. The British tabloid (which does not give specific sources, so the information has to be taken with a grain of salt) ensures that the Bruce Wayne interpreter is exhausted after several months facing the health crisis, and having tested positive himself on one occasion. However, it seems that the main reason for this discomfort is director Matt Reeves, whose perfectionism would have put Pattinson on the brink of collapse. Reeves has, according to the medium, “a great obsession with control”, and the source consulted says that “filming is hard, especially for Robert, because Matt is a perfectionist. He wants to do the scenes over and over again and is obsessed with very small details. He doesn’t seem to know when to stop. ”
All this must be added to the “discomfort of wearing the suit all the time”, and Reeves’ difficulties are also cited. The director of The Batman has come to need 50 takes for a single scene and is under pressure to handle “the most famous superhero” alone. As if that were not enough, the succession of postponements has ended up causing great paranoia in Reeves about the possibility of catching the coronavirus. He “He has reached the point of directing the scenes in a gigantic coat and with ski goggles. As a way to protect yourself from COVID-19, it is questionable. But since he seems to make him feel calmer, everyone ignores him, ”says the source.
The Batman has a major cast composed, in addition to Pattinson, by Zöe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, or John Turturro. He still has several days of filming left despite having released a first and suggestive trailer this summer, and production is expected to conclude in time for its planned premiere: on March 4, 2022.