This will be the third time the Matt Reeves-directed movie will be hit by the virus, as the delays are now hills to cross for the production team, which has a strict testing regime in place.
A source told The Sun newspaper that shooting a blockbuster of this scale is difficult enough without the threat of Covid looming large.
The source continued: “While this proves Warner Bros’ testing regime is working, having so many people away from set for ten days is a headache the studio could do without, especially when they are relying on the stunt team to deliver the film’s most spectacular scenes.”
“The movie is still on track to wrap next month and when it does, I think everyone will be breathing a sigh of relief,” the source added.
In September, it was revealed that Robert, 34 years, who plays the iconic superhero in the movie, tested positive to the coronavirus, and was forced to self-isolate for two weeks before filming was allowed to resume.
A spokesperson for the Warner Bros said at the time: “A member of ‘The Batman’ production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
Production work was also paused back in March, when the UK entered its first national lockdown.
The film which also features stars like Zoe Kravitz and Colin Farrell – has already been forced to delay its release date amid the pandemic.
The delay meant that the movie’s release date is expected to be pushed as the film is now set to debut in March 2022.