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While comic book movies have become commonplace over the past decade of filmmaking, certain heroes stand out among the rest. DC’s Batman is a prime example, and The Dark Knight will once again be adapted for film thanks to Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Colin Farrell is playing Penguin in the mysterious blockbuster, and his reaction to Robert Pattinson getting COVID in the midst of filming is truly all of us.
The Batman was one of countless movie projects that was in the midst of filming when sets around the world were shut down last year. Production hit another major setback when Robert Pattinson himself reportedly came down with COVID-19. Colin Farrell recently shared what it was like working on set when that moment occurred, saying:
Celebrities, they’re just like us. And while the public was shocked to learn Robert Pattinson had contracted the virus so shortly after The Batman resumed filming, one can only imagine the stress everyone was under on set. Colin Farrell certainly didn’t hold his tongue regarding his personal response.
Colin Farrell’s comments come from his recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused (opens in new tab) podcast. While being careful not to reveal too much about The Batman, he did peel back the curtain on what it was like filming during this unprecedented time. Robert Pattinson’s health issues during filming were worrying for the actor himself, and also presumably put the movie’s schedule back into chaos.
Luckily for everyone involved, Robert Pattinson was able to recover from COVID and continue filming his dual role in The Batman. Anticipation for Matt Reeves’ blockbuster has been steadily rising since a sizzle reel of tantalizing footage was revealed that summer. In the same interview Colin Farrell opened up about Reeves’ vision and the current status of the project. In his words,
The Batman’s plot is still being kept under wraps, so these comments by Colin Farrell are sure to turn a few heads. I’m especially curious about the emotional story that Farrell referenced. Robert Pattinson’s version of Bruce Wayne will be relatively new to his crime fighting career, which should definitely add some stakes. Add in the moody visual language teased in the first footage, and it looks like Matt Reeves has a unique take on the DC hero.
The Batman is currently expected to arrive in theaters on March 4th, 2022. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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