Robert Pattinson Has COVID? Batman Can’t Have COVID


COVID is getting so bad that it’s now attacking our most popular superheroes. Batman has COVID. Hasn’t he been through enough? His parents were killed in front of him, his son was killed, he had to hang out with Jason Todd and he was played by George Clooney. Leave the man alone.

We got reports on Thursday that production on The Batman had been shut down because a crew member tested positive for COVID, and then a few hours later we got the news that Robert Pattinson was the person who had tested positive from Vanity Fair.

Warner Bros. would not comment on any individual worker’s health, sharing only this statement: “A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.” Vanity Fair confirmed through a highly placed source that Pattinson was the individual who became sick.

You don’t see Superman getting COVID, that’s all I’m saying.

Earlier Thursday Lili Reinhart talked about how she felt like a prisoner on the set of Riverdale, saying “I genuinely feel like a prisoner, going back to work, because I cannot leave Canada. That doesn’t feel good. You can’t go home for Thanksgiving, can’t visit your family. No one can come visit you unless they quarantine for two weeks.”

The alternative is getting COVID. If we want to film movies and TV shows we basically need to do it in closed ecosystems where everyone involved is in the camp together and they’re locked down during shooting, it’s the only way to stay safe. You’d also want to do post-production remotely to minimize the number of people in one place.

Eventually, we’ll have a vaccine or the virus and we can get back to normal; until then, be like Batman and wear a mask. But not one like he wears, that mask clearly does nothing. Wear a Bane mask, Bane isn’t getting COVID any time soon.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments