Fans were overjoyed to see the Dark Knight in his new outfit and riding his bat bike around the Necropolis cemetery outside Glasgow Cathedral but were dismayed to find that the man dressed as Batman was a stuntman, not Pattinson himself. Filming was halted shortly after due to Covid-19, and Pattinson’s health was further jeopardized in September when he was suspected of contracting coronavirus.
Both Pattinson, who portrays Bruce Wayne, and Farrell, who plays the evil Oswald Cobblepot, nicknamed The Penguin, are due on set in Glasgow next month, according to a source. “There has been a lot of excitement about the project since the first filming in Scotland in February, and the team is looking forward to returning in mid-July, even if it wasn’t an expected trip,” the insider added. It’s expected to be mostly re-shot, with some stunt scenes likely to be re-shot.
“Filming will take place at the Necropolis as well as the Merchant City, and should last around a week. They’ll next go to York for another two weeks of labor, with the goal of completing the project by the end of July.”
The return of The Batman film team is the latest boost for Scotland’s film industry after Indiana Jones actor Harrison Ford was sighted filming the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise in the Scottish Borders last weekend. After Christian Bale, who was 31 when Batman Begins aired in 2005, Pattinson, 35, is the second-youngest actor to play Batman on the big screen.
Catwoman is played by Zoe Kravitz, The Riddler is played by Paul Dano, and Commissioner Pete Savage is played by Alex Ferns, a Lennoxtown native. The original release date was October, however, it has been pushed out to March 4 of next year.