UPDATE: VARIETY is now reporting that THE BATMAN will resume filming in September which would add credence to the BOF report below. – Bill “Jett” Ramey
Based on conversations with multiple FOBOF (“Friends of BOF,” for the uninitiated) and scuttlebutt, it seems that THE BATMAN is going to resume filming here in a couple of weeks — probably at some point in September. Thus, it looks like the small bit of info tweeted out by Kris Tapley (Netflix’s The Call Sheet Podcast) back in July (CLICK HERE for that story) was correct (which I never doubted — he’s a SOLID dude).
It seems that in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, part of the delay was due to the fact that numerous sets had to be constructed to replace buildings, etc., that were going to be used for THE BATMAN‘s on-location filming. So it does look like the remainder — or at least the bulk — of filming will take place at Warner Bros. Leavesden (where THE BATMAN is headquartered).
However, BOF has heard that some on-location filming could still take place at some point. I don’t know where or when it might take place, but I figure it’s probably scenes involving the Batmobile and/or large-scale chase scenes. If it’s a scene that needed a lot of extras, I suppose they could CGI in a crowd if needed.
Anyway, it seems as if THE BATMAN is about to get back on track! And remember, we’ll be getting our first look at the film from director Matt Reeves during THE BATMAN panel at DC FanDome — CLICK HERE for details! – Bill “Jett” Ramey