Zoe Kravitz keen to get back to The Batman set

Zoe Kravitz can’t wait to get back to filming The Batman even though she has concerns about how social distancing will work on set.The Big Little Lies actress, who is playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s new blockbuster, was in the middle of f…

Zoe Kravitz can’t wait to get back to filming The Batman even though she has concerns about how social distancing will work on set.

The Big Little Lies actress, who is playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Matt Reeves’s new blockbuster, was in the middle of filming alongside Robert Pattinson in England when the production was shut down due to the health crisis in March.

And in a new interview with Variety, Zoe shared that she can’t wait for the day she can return to work.

“(A part of me is) hoping to wake up every day to an email or a phone call saying, ‘We’re ready to go,'” she said. “I’m in touch with everybody, and everyone’s ready to go when it’s safe.”

However, Zoe admitted it would be difficult for the cast and crew to implement social distancing measures on set, particularly because she works so closely with the costume and make-up teams.

“You have people just touching your face, touching your body all day long,” the 31-year-old explained. “I need help getting into the catsuit. I can’t do it on my own. I was probably touched more (on this film) than any job, just because of the clothes and the combat and all of that.”

The star recently told Vanity Fair magazine that she was having virtual sessions with her trainer David Higgins five days a week during lockdown because she’s determined not to ruin all the hard work she put in to get into shape for the role.

“It’s not like the studio called and said, ‘Don’t get fat, b**ch,'” she joked. “The first couple weeks that I self-quarantined, I remember texting the director, Matt, and I was like, ‘We might have to make the catsuit a few sizes bigger when this is over.’

“I’m definitely eating whatever the f**k I want. But yeah, (I) try to stay in decent shape so I don’t have to start from scratch.”

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Colin Farrell to play ‘original and fun’ version of The Penguin in The Batman

Colin Farrell has teased that his take on The Penguin in The Batman will be “original and fun”.The Irish actor is taking on the role of Oswald ‘The Penguin’ Cobblepot, previously made famous by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, for the upcom…

Colin Farrell has teased that his take on The Penguin in The Batman will be “original and fun”.

The Irish actor is taking on the role of Oswald ‘The Penguin’ Cobblepot, previously made famous by Danny DeVito in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, for the upcoming comic book adaptation, which will be directed by Matt Reeves.

And Farrell, who will be starring opposite Robert Pattinson’s Caped Crusader, said he’s looking forward to getting back to filming the thriller after production on the movie in the U.K. was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I had only started it and I can’t wait to get back,” the 43-year-old told Good Morning America. “The creation of it, the aesthetic of the character, has been fun and I really am so excited to get back and explore it.”

Farrell also revealed that while he’s only in the movie for a short period, he has a few “tasty” scenes.

“I haven’t got that much to do. I have a certain amount in the film. I am not all over it by any means. But there are a couple of some tasty scenes I have in it and my creation and I can’t wait to get back,” he shared.

And he’s looking forward to bringing his interpretation of the iconic Batman villain to the big screen.

“I totally feel like it is something that I have not had the opportunity to explore before. It feels original and fun. But I am only at the start of the journey so I can’t wait to get back and really get into it,” Farrell added.

The Batman, which also stars Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, Zoe Kravitz, and Jeffrey Wright, is set to be released in October 2021.

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Robert Pattinson ignoring The Batman training during lockdown

Robert Pattinson isn’t keeping up with his training for The Batman during lockdown. The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman when the coronavirus pandemic struck and production was shu…

Robert Pattinson isn’t keeping up with his training for The Batman during lockdown.

The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s The Batman when the coronavirus pandemic struck and production was shut down.

Pattinson had been working with a personal trainer, who the film studio hired to get him in superhero shape, and the trainer left him with a BOSU ball and a single weight and pleaded with him to continue using both while he self-isolates. However, he is currently ignoring her.

“I think if you’re working out all the time, you’re part of the problem,” the 34-year-old explained to GQ magazine. “You set a precedent. No one was doing this in the ’70s. Even James Dean – he wasn’t exactly ripped… Literally, I’m just barely doing anything.”

He added that when he was filming Twilight “the one time they told me to take my shirt off, I think they told me to put it back on again.”

Pattinson’s comments are in stark contrast to his co-star Zoe Kravitz, who plays Selina Kyle/Catwoman. She has been keeping up with her workout routine for The Batman five days a week during lockdown so she’s still in shape when production resumes.

Pattinson, who is usually based in Los Angeles, is currently isolating in London and living in an apartment that The Batman producers are renting for him.

And he also admitted going outside for exercise, which is currently permitted in England, scares him.

“I went for a run around the park today,” he added. “I’m so terrified of being, like, arrested. You’re allowed to run around here. But the terror I feel from it is quite extreme.”

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Robert Pattinson: ‘The anticipation for The Batman energises me’

Robert Pattinson has found the anticipation for his movie The Batman is fuelling his performance. The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s superhero movie when the coronavirus pandemic struck and…

Robert Pattinson has found the anticipation for his movie The Batman is fuelling his performance.

The Twilight actor was in the middle of filming his debut as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’s superhero movie when the coronavirus pandemic struck and production was shut down.

In a new profile piece with GQ magazine, the 34-year-old was asked why he wanted to take on such a well-known role and he explained that being part of that legacy and feeling fans’ excitement was appealing.

“It’s a legacy part, right? I like that. There’s so few things in life where people passionately care about it before it’s even happened,” he shared. “You can almost feel that pushback of anticipation, and so it kind of energises you a little bit. It’s different from when you’re doing a part and there’s a possibility that no one will even see it. Right? In some ways it’s, I don’t know… It makes you a little kind of spicy.”

The Caped Crusader has been portrayed onscreen many times by the likes of Christian Bale, George Clooney, and Ben Affleck, but rather than being daunted by following in their footsteps, Pattinson has enjoyed trying to find his own version of the character.

“I kind of like the fact that not only are there very, very, very well-done versions of the character which seem pretty definitive, but I was thinking that there are multiple definitive playings of the character,” the British star explained. “And then I was thinking, it’s fun when more and more ground has been covered. Like, where is the gap? You’ve seen this sort of lighter version, you’ve seen a kind of jaded version, a kind of more animalistic version. And the puzzle of it becomes quite satisfying, to think: Where’s my opening?”

Pattinson will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which is scheduled to open in cinemas in July. Fans were under the assumption the mysterious film involved time travel, given the reversed action seen in the trailer, but the actor insisted to GQ: “He’s not a time traveller. There’s actually no time travelling. That’s, like, the one thing I’m approved to say.”

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Andy Serkis determined to create his own version of Alfred Pennyworth for The Batman

Andy Serkis was determined to create a new version of Alfred Pennyworth rather than mimic previous ones for The Batman. The Lord of the Rings actor was in the middle of filming his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman’s butler Alfred alongside Robert Pattinson w…

Andy Serkis was determined to create a new version of Alfred Pennyworth rather than mimic previous ones for The Batman.

The Lord of the Rings actor was in the middle of filming his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman’s butler Alfred alongside Robert Pattinson when the production was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Alfred has been portrayed on screen many times, most recently by the likes of Michael Caine and Jeremy Irons, so Serkis was determined to create his own version of the iconic character.

“He (Caine) was fantastic. His Alfred was legendary, I couldn’t even begin to go there, really,” he told LADbible. “You find it for yourself. It’s like playing these iconic roles in Shakespeare, you go back, you revisit them and you have to make it your own, and see what it is about the character that connects with you and your personal Venn diagram.”

Little is known about Matt Reeves’s new Batman film, but Serkis did reveal that it will focus more on Bruce and Alfred’s relationship and be more intense than other interpretations that have come before.

When asked whether fans were right to expect a “darker, broodier” Batman, he replied: “I would say that’s not far from the truth… It’s very much about the emotional connection between Alfred and Bruce. That’s really at the centre of it. And it is a really exquisite script that Matt has written.

“I was literally halfway through shooting my part in it when we got shut down. So, it will be interesting to see when that resurfaces how it has been affected by it (lockdown). But it is, it’s going to be a beautiful film.”

The Batman is currently set for release in October 2021.

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Zoe Kravitz keeping up Catwoman training sessions amid coronavirus lockdown

Zoe Kravitz is continuing her Catwoman training from home amid the coronavirus lockdown.The Big Little Lies actress was in the middle of filming The Batman alongside Robert Pattinson in the U.K. when the coronavirus pandemic struck and film sets were f…

Zoe Kravitz is continuing her Catwoman training from home amid the coronavirus lockdown.

The Big Little Lies actress was in the middle of filming The Batman alongside Robert Pattinson in the U.K. when the coronavirus pandemic struck and film sets were forced to shut down, and while she’s self-isolating at home, she’s determined not to ruin all the hard work she put in to get into shape for the role.

“It’s not like the studio called and said, ‘Don’t get fat, b**ch,'” she laughed to Vanity Fair. “The first couple weeks that I self-quarantined, I remember texting the director, Matt (Reeves), and I was like, ‘We might have to make the catsuit a few sizes bigger when this is over.'”

Zoe had been training for four or five months ahead of production and, after being forced to stay at home, she “quickly decided to get my s**t together.”

Her current Catwoman routine consists of virtual sessions with her trainer David Higgins five days a week.

“It’s actually been really great because it’s been giving me some kind of structure, because I do it at the same time and it also makes the weekends feel like a weekend,” the 31-year-old shared. “I don’t work out on the weekends and it gives me just, ‘Oh, it’s a different kind of a day.’ So, it’s actually been really great just for my mental health.”

Meanwhile, Zoe is making sure to look after herself as she enjoys some much-needed downtime during the lockdown, adding: “Food, wine, and weed. It’s my favourite things right now… I’m definitely eating whatever the f**k I want. But yeah, try to stay in decent shape so I don’t have to start from scratch.”

The Batman is set to hit cinemas from 1 October 2021.

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Eiza Gonzalez heartbroken after losing out on Catwoman role

Eiza Gonzalez still hasn’t recovered from losing out on the chance to play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster The Batman.The Baby Driver star was told to audition for Selina Kyle and her feline alter ago by the director himself, but was left…

Eiza Gonzalez still hasn’t recovered from losing out on the chance to play Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming blockbuster The Batman.

The Baby Driver star was told to audition for Selina Kyle and her feline alter ago by the director himself, but was left heartbroken when Zoe Kravitz was cast instead.

Eiza told The Hollywood Reporter she became so obsessed that she imagined herself as Catwoman opposite Robert Pattinson as Batman in the comic book adaptation, and was “living and breathing” the role after getting down to the final stages of the audition process.

“It’s impossible not to do that, especially when you get so far down the line,” the 30-year-old confessed. “It’s part of why you’re so far down the line – because you’re living and dreaming the character.

“For my prep for every role, I’m kind of a weirdo, especially when I’m already at the camera test stage or really deep into it. I will live and breathe the character; I’m more traditional in that sense. It is heartbreaking; it is always hard. You have to envision yourself in the role in order to see the role. You can’t have one foot in and one foot out.”

But the Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw star is experienced enough to know that when one door closes in Hollywood, another one opens, and she’s remaining positive that the experience will lead to another opportunity in the future.

“It’s always heartbreaking, but what I’ve learned with time, those relationships that you curate and the people that you meet don’t go away,” she shared. “The beauty of our industry is it’s never ending; it’s always evolving and transforming. I’m just lucky and grateful that I’ve had the chance to meet incredible directors and be part of incredible projects.”

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The Batman shut down for two weeks over coronavirus pandemic

Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is the latest movie to have production shut down over the growing coronavirus pandemic.Warner Bros. producers have temporarily halted filming on the comic book adaptation, directed by Matt Reeves and also starring Zoe Krav…

Robert Pattinson’s The Batman is the latest movie to have production shut down over the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Warner Bros. producers have temporarily halted filming on the comic book adaptation, directed by Matt Reeves and also starring Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, and Jeremy Irons.

According to editors at Deadline, production on the superhero blockbuster was originally being moved from London to Liverpool amidst the Covid-19 outbreak, but movie bosses later decided to pull the plug on filming for two weeks.

“The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement.

Jeffrey Wright, who plays James Gordon in the DC Comics film, took to Twitter to confirm the news.

“Gotham, out. Back at the earliest. Keep safe until,” he wrote, alongside an article from Variety about the shutdown of production.

More than 170,000 people have been affected in 158 countries since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China back in December. Italy, Spain, and some parts of the U.S. have gone into lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, as more than 6,500 people have died.

Another Warner Bros. feature also having filming suspended is the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

The fantasy drama, from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, was due to begin production next week in London, but is now on hiatus, while sports biopic King Richard, starring Will Smith as Serena and Venus Williams’ father Richard, is also temporarily ceasing filming.

In addition, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s upcoming historical drama The Last Duel has been put on “indefinite hiatus” days before shooting was due to begin in Ireland.

The country is on lockdown to control the spread of Covid-19, with schools, colleges and universities closed, and public gatherings banned.

The Ridley Scott-directed movie, also starring Adam Driver and Jodie Comer, has been filming in France, and it’s not yet known when production will recommence.

Sony’s comedy The Man from Toronto, featuring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, and Sylvester Stallone’s superhero thriller Samaritan have also been put on hold.

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Matt Reeves shares first look at Robert Pattinson in The Batman

Matt Reeves has shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as the titular crime-fighting superhero in The Batman.News that the 33-year-old had landed the coveted role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie broke last year, and now, Reeves has tease…

Matt Reeves has shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as the titular crime-fighting superhero in The Batman.

News that the 33-year-old had landed the coveted role of the Caped Crusader in the upcoming movie broke last year, and now, Reeves has teased fans with brooding camera test footage from the set of the blockbuster.

The 55-second clip sees a moody Pattinson in the iconic black costume, with the sounds of Michael Giacchino’s piano-driven score playing in the background, which is saturated with red lighting.

The British star looks into the camera in the final few seconds, with his face covered by the black bat mask.

“#TheBatman #CameraTest,” Reeves simply captioned the clip on Twitter on Thursday, while Giacchino told his followers: “Yes folks that’s my music in the video Matt just sent out. Enjoy!!”

The star-studded cast of The Batman also includes Zoe Kravitz, who is set to play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

And she was full of praise for Pattinson and his take on the iconic DC Comics character in a recent interview with Variety.

“He’s just a delightful person and such a wonderful, thoughtful actor,” she told the publication. “I think he’s perfect for the role and it’s going to be such an adventure. I’m excited to have him as my partner in crime and to be there to support each other, because it’s intense.

“It’s going to be a long shoot and there’s a lot of pressure, and I know he has my back and I have his.”

The Batman, also starring Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, John Turturro, and Peter Sarsgaard, is scheduled to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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Colin Farrell regrets hair dye disaster

Colin Farrell recently had to call a friend for help after he used an at-home dye kit on his locks.Earlier this month, the actor decided to drastically change his look to celebrate the end of filming BBC series The North Water. Colin had been in the No…

Colin Farrell recently had to call a friend for help after he used an at-home dye kit on his locks.

Earlier this month, the actor decided to drastically change his look to celebrate the end of filming BBC series The North Water.

Colin had been in the North Pole on the set of the four-part drama, alongside co-stars Stephen Graham and Jack O’Connell, and wanted to overhaul his look after playing the brutish character of Henry Drax when he returned home to Los Angeles. However, he hated the finished result.

“The job I finished close to the North Pole was fairly intense, so at the end of films, I like to do something that might be something as simple as paint a nail black or get a haircut… or shower,” he told Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her show on Wednesday. “I decided to dye my hair… so I went to (drug store) Rite Aid and spent about $80 on L’Oreal’s finest.

“It went f**ked up. It went bad… It went purple, and then it went p**s yellow, and then it went… foxy silver-grey.”

Colin later admitted he panicked because he didn’t want to show up on the set of his next project, Matt Reeves’s comic book thriller The Batman, in which he plays Penguin/ Oswald Cobblepot, with grey hair.

“I had somebody come by and fix it, a friend,” the 43-year-old added. “It was misguided but it was something to kill a few hours.”

The Irish star will appear opposite Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman in the film, which is due to begin shooting next month. The Batman is slated for release in June 2021.

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