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The Batman shuts down production over coronavirus concerns

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Mar 16, 2020, 8:18 PM EDT (Updated)

Another superhero movie has felt the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. This time, it's the Dark Knight Detective who will be taking a break from fighting crime.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that production on Warner Bros.' The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, will shut down for two weeks amid concerns of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Warner Bros. Pictures feature production of The Batman will hiatus filming for two weeks beginning today. The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely," the studio said in a statement on Saturday.

The Batman announcement comes on the heels of Universal's late Friday halt to production of its live-action features, most prominent being Jurassic World: Dominion.

It is also the second superhero movie this week to stop production. This past Thursday, Marvel put Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on shutdown as director Destin Daniel Cretton has placed himself in self-isolation while awaiting results of a precautionary coronavirus test.

The Batman, which also stars Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, and Andy Serkis, is scheduled to open on June 25, 2021.

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