Robert Pattinson PIC EXC: Actor seen for first time since contracting Covid-19

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Robert Pattinson was seen for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19, forcing filming on The Batman to be halted. 

The actor, 34, packed on the PDA with his partner Suki Waterhouse as they enjoyed a park date in London on Wednesday.

Production crew on The Batman are ‘working round the clock’ to try and film scenes without the screen star following his diagnosis. 

Recovering: Robert Pattinson was seen for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19, forcing filming on The Batman to be halted (pictured with girlfriend Suki Waterhouse)

Recovering: Robert Pattinson was seen for the first time since testing positive for COVID-19, forcing filming on The Batman to be halted (pictured with girlfriend Suki Waterhouse)

Looking as loved-up as ever, the couple cuddled and removed their face masks to share kisses on a bench.

TV and film star Robert appeared to be on the mend as he emerged from self-isolation.

In the UK, you are required to self-isolate for at least 10 days if you have symptoms or have tested positive for the virus. 

The Twilight actor and the model have been dating for over two years and currently live together in the English capital.

Loved-up: The actor, 34, packed on the PDA with his partner Suki, 28, as they enjoyed a park date in London on Wednesday

Loved-up: The actor, 34, packed on the PDA with his partner Suki, 28, as they enjoyed a park date in London on Wednesday

In good spirits: TV and film star Robert appeared to be on the mend as he emerged from self-isolation

In good spirits: TV and film star Robert appeared to be on the mend as he emerged from self-isolation

Smitten: Looking as loved-up as ever, the couple cuddled and removed their face masks to share kisses on a bench

Smitten: Looking as loved-up as ever, the couple cuddled and removed their face masks to share kisses on a bench

Worrying: Sources claimed the screen star contracted the deadly virus just days after production resumed on the big-budget film (pictured in character as Bruce Wayne)

 Worrying: Sources claimed the screen star contracted the deadly virus just days after production resumed on the big-budget film (pictured in character as Bruce Wayne)

Amid fears that halting production for two weeks could cost as much as £5 million, the film’s director Matt Reeves is trying to film as much as he can at the Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, without his leading man.

Any of the 130-strong crew who did not have direct contact with Robert are being asked to return to work and sets that had been prepared are being moved from studio G to another studio. 

‘Anything that can be shot and does not involved Pattinson will now go ahead,’ a set insider told MailOnline.

‘That includes scenes with his body double. The aim is to get as much done as possible before he returns and the hope is that none of the other actors get the virus. 

Refreshing: The duo sipped on both iced and warm beverages as they treated themselves to a casual outing

Refreshing: The duo sipped on both iced and warm beverages as they treated themselves to a casual outing

Going strong: The Twilight actor and the model have been dating for over two years

Cohabiting: They

Going strong: The Twilight actor and the model have been dating for over two years and currently live together in the English capital 

Head over heels: The Misbehaviour actress and the Tent star continued to smooch during their romantic date

Head over heels: The Misbehaviour actress and the Tent star continued to smooch during their romantic date

‘Crew can be replaced as most are freelance and hired for the duration of the shoot but it would be disastrous if another major actor gets the virus.

‘Production staff are working round the clock to get things moving and allow some filming to take place.’ 

Sources told Vanity Fair that the thespian contracted the deadly virus just days after production resumed on the big-budget film.   

In a statement Warner Bros. told the publication: ‘A member of The Batman production has tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.’  

An insider at the studio in Leavesden added: ‘We have been sent a memo telling us that a member of the crew has had a positive Covid-19 test.

‘Everyone was talking on the set about it. We do not know who has tested positive, but it has caused chaos to the schedule.’ 

Filming of The Batman had only resumed earlier this month after being shut down in March due to the pandemic.

Production crews had gathered at the studios in Hertfordshire, in August to work on sets after most had been placed on furlough.

Cute: The pair whispered sweet nothings into each other's ears as they giggled amongst themselves

Cute: The pair whispered sweet nothings into each other’s ears as they giggled amongst themselves

Close: They put on an incredibly cosy display during a brief appearance in the sun

Close: They put on an incredibly cosy display during a brief appearance in the sun

Long-term: The couple were first linked in July 2018 when they were spotted leaving a showing of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at the trendy Electric Cinema in Notting Hill

Long-term: The couple were first linked in July 2018 when they were spotted leaving a showing of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at the trendy Electric Cinema in Notting Hill

How sweet: Blonde beauty Suki affectionately played with her man's ear as they engaged in conversation

How sweet: Blonde beauty Suki affectionately played with her man’s ear as they engaged in conversation

The shutdown will cost Warner Bros hundreds of thousands of pounds and possibly even delay the release of the movie which is said to be a grittier take on the DC comic book hero.

When production was halted in March, Robert had to stay in the UK along with other cast members.

Others who live in Los Angeles have returned but had to stay in quarantine for two weeks before turning up on the set in accordance with Government guidance.

Director Matt still has three months of filming to complete with the eagerly anticipated film due to be released to theatres in October 2021. 

Less is more: The Burberry star dressed down in a baggy grey T-shirt and black shorts

Less is more: The Burberry star dressed down in a baggy grey T-shirt and black shorts

Tender moments: London native Robert embraced the accessory entrepreneur by her waist, while she stroked his leg

Tender moments: London native Robert embraced the accessory entrepreneur by her waist, while she stroked his leg

Legs for days: The Material Girl star's pins were on full display in her edgy cropped bottoms

Legs for days: The Material Girl star’s pins were on full display in her edgy cropped bottoms

Heading off: The catwalk queen threw on an oversized jacket as she and Robert made their way home

Heading off: The catwalk queen threw on an oversized jacket as she and Robert made their way home

All smiles: The musician beamed with delight as he put his past health woes behind him

Back to the grind? It is unclear when the Bruce Wayne actor will return to work

All smiles: The musician beamed with delight as he put his past health woes behind him

Doting: The Damsel star was every inch the gentleman as he held onto Suki's cup

Doting: The Damsel star was every inch the gentleman as he held onto Suki’s cup

Relaxed: Robert looked equally low-key is a black slogan hoodie, navy shorts and trainers by Nike

Safety comes first: He wore his protective face mask around his chin when he was not in contact with others

Relaxed: Robert looked equally low-key is a black slogan hoodie, navy shorts and trainers by Nike

Filming at Leavesden, where the Harry Potter movies were made, is taking place under the working title of ‘Vengeance’.

The crew member said: ‘Everyone was looking forward to getting back to work and its come as a blow that production has stopped just three days after we began filming.

‘We have all been told to stand down until further notice and we are not expecting to be back filming for at least two weeks.’

The source said many of the crew found it ironic that the Batman movie had been stopped by coronavirus as the killer virus is thought to have originated from bats.

Next level? Late last year, the pair sparked engagement rumours, after it was claimed they would be spending the festive season at her family home in west London

Next level? Late last year, the pair sparked engagement rumours, after it was claimed they would be spending the festive season at her family home in west London

Tactile: They held hands as they walked down the street

Tactile: They held hands as they walked down the street 

Matching: The Hollywood star and the Laura Mercier model coordinated in dark shades

Matching: The Hollywood star and the Laura Mercier model coordinated in dark shades

Effortlessly cool: The Chiswick-born bombshell scraped her tresses away from her face and into a high bun

Effortlessly cool: The Chiswick-born bombshell scraped her tresses away from her face and into a high bun

Naturally radiant: Suki let her skin breathe by going make-up free

Naturally radiant: Suki let her skin breathe by going make-up free

Sporty: The hunk maintained his typically minimalist look by rounding off his outfit with a baseball cap

Sporty: The hunk maintained his typically minimalist look by rounding off his outfit with a baseball cap 

‘There is a irony to all this in that you would think Batman would be immune seeing as it all started from bats,’ said the insider.

Robert, best known for his roles in the Twilight saga movies, took on the role of the caped crusader last year after Ben Affleck, who had been developing the ninth film featuring Batman, dropped out.

Irish star Colin Farrell plays The Penguin and his prosthetic make-up was so realistic that other castmates didn’t recognise the actor when he turned up on set.

Jeffrey Wright, who plays Commissioner Gordon said on The Jess Cagle Show: ‘I’ve worked with that makeup artist before and it’s just incredible. 

Halted: Sources on the £100 million blockbuster set said the cast and crew had been sent home after one of the team was struck by the virus

Halted: Sources on the £100 million blockbuster set said the cast and crew had been sent home after one of the team was struck by the virus

Back in business: Production crews had gathered at the studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, in August (pictured) to work on sets after most had been placed on furlough

Back in business: Production crews had gathered at the studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, in August (pictured) to work on sets after most had been placed on furlough

Production: Filming of the new movie called 'The Batman' had only resumed earlier this month after being shut down in March due to the pandemic

Production: Filming of the new movie called ‘The Batman’ had only resumed earlier this month after being shut down in March due to the pandemic

‘Colin walked on to set one day and I walked right passed him [laughs] I was like, ‘OK, hey dude what’s happening, where’s Colin? Are we going to shoot?’ It was, it’s pretty remarkable.’

The transformation was revealed in a teaser trailer released last week by director Reeves at a fan event in the US.

The new film sees Batman pitted against his usual enemies with Paul Dano playing The Riddler.

Zoe Kravitz stars as Catwoman and John Turturro portrays crime boss Carmine Falcone. 

Unrecognisable: Irish star Colin Farrell plays The Penguin and his prosthetic make-up was so realistic that other castmates didn't recognise the actor when he turned up on set

Unrecognisable: Irish star Colin Farrell plays The Penguin and his prosthetic make-up was so realistic that other castmates didn’t recognise the actor when he turned up on set

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