Why ‘The Batman’ Is No Longer Filming On Location, ‘Star Wars’ Animated Series Being Developed & ‘Tenet’ Release Threatened By COVID-19 Surge

Movie news roundup: Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ has changed its shooting location, a new animation set in the world of ‘Star Wars’ is being developed for Disney +, and a new wave of COVID-19 cases may stall the release of ‘Tenet’.
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Upcoming superhero movie The Batman will no longer retain its filming location.

Robert Pattinson as Batman
Robert Pattinson as Batman

Shooting for the Matt Reeves film commenced in the early part this year, ahead of its planned 2021 release schedule, but had to be stopped due to the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic.

As only a quarter of the movie had been shot before the shutdown, things are expecting to get rolling soon as productions which were halted are showing signs of resuming.

The Batman is most likely to among the productions to resume as the UK has made known its new COVID-19 guidelines.

The Batman

Now, Tapley, host of Netflix’s The Call Sheet podcast has revealed that Matt Reeves’ movie is looking to restart production in September, but will not be shooting on location.

Though he didn’t give reasons, it is assumed that the change in location is traceable to the pandemic.

A new animated Star Wars television series titled Star Wars: The Bad Batch is being made for .

The Bad Batch

The upcoming series comes from The Mandalorian director and Star Wars: The Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch will follow the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in The Clone Wars) as they make their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.

The members of the Bad Batch are a unique squad of clones are different genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army, and each of them possesses a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily competent as soldiers.

Dave Filoni
Dave Filoni

In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they try to stay afloat and find a new purpose.


Fans who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet may have to wait even longer, according to an analyst.

TENET Movie Poster

Tenet was set to be the first to become the first blockbuster to arrive in theaters when they reopen but that may no longer happen due to the resurging number of COVID-19 cases.

Eric Handler, a leading industry analyst, recently wrote his outlook for the industry in 2020, and in it, opines that Tenet (currently set to hit theaters on August 12, 2020) has a “low likelihood” of arriving next month.

He said that it would be shocking if theaters in the United States could open before September at the earliest. This comes on the heels of the situation of cases in states like Arizona, , , and Texas have worsened recently.

Magazine showing Tenet

It’s not news to warm the heart but seeing as the pandemic isn’t abating, certain precautions should be taken.

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