The Batman continues filming in Liverpool despite Tier 3 lockdown restrictions

‘The new restrictions in Liverpool will not impact on filming,’ said a city spokesperson

Louis Chilton
Thursday 15 October 2020 07:31
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Forthcoming superhero adaptation The Batman has resumed filming in Liverpool, despite increased lockdown restrictions.

The city was one of several to be placed under Tier Three restrictions, the UK government’s strictest band of lockdown rules, due to a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases.

Photographs of the set depict Robert Pattinson’s Batman riding through the streets of Liverpool.

Residents of Liverpool are currently forbidden from socialising with different households both indoors and out.

Businesses such as bars, betting shops, casinos, gyms, and pubs that do not serve meals are also being temporarily closed.

A spokesman for Liverpool City Council insisted that safety measures are still being adhered to.

“The new restrictions in Liverpool will not impact on filming in the city,” the spokesman told PA. News. “The Film Office is working closely with every single production to ensure Covid-safe measures are in place and are being adhered to.”

Production had only recently restarted near London, having been on hiatus for around six month during the pandemic.

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The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, the filmmaker best known for his acclaimed franchise sequels Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).

As well as Pattinson’s dark knight, the film stars Colin Farrell as Penguin, Paul Dano as Riddler, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.

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