Filming has resumed on The Batman after the production was shut down earlier this month due to a positive Covid-19 test on the set of the new DC movie.

Warner Bros has now confirmed that work on the movie, which stars Robert Pattinson in the title role, has restarted.

A spokesperson for Warner Bros told Variety, "Following a hiatus for Covid-19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the UK."

Warner Bros CEO Ann Sarnoff had admitted that the latest pause in production was not entirely surprising, saying the studio, "never expected things to go completely smoothly".

"As we've been getting our protocols ready, we built in contingencies," she added. "If someone tests positive, you do contact tracing, you pause, you evaluate, and come back when you can.

"I think it would have been naive to think we wouldn't have certain cases on certain productions. The most important thing is to be ready for when that happens. And we were very much ready."

The Batman has a release date of October 1, 2021 and also stars Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, John Turturro and Barry Keoghan.