Fans react as Robert Pattinson shoots Batman in Liverpool as city is given "very high" Covid alert
12 October 2020, 20:08 | Updated: 12 October 2020, 22:53
The actor was spotted filming for his role in the next superhero film at the city's St George's Hall just as greater restrictions were announced.
Robert Pattinson was on shoot in Liverpool this week among his Batman cast.
The superhero film franchise may usually be associated with the United States, but it called upon the grand architecture of the city's St George's Hall to shoot one of its big scenes.
Pattinson - who plays Bruce Wayne in the forthcoming instalment of the franchise - can be seen looking very pale, while wearing a black suit for what is thought to be a funeral scene.
Images from captured by onlookers see crowds gathered in mournful attire with Gotham City police barricades and American-style police cars completing the set.
The film news comes just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a three tiered Covid system for local areas in England, with different restrictions put in place depending if the risk of contracting the virus was "medium," "high" or "very high".
As the city now placed in the "very high" category, Liverpool will experience the closure of pubs, bars, gyms, leisure centres, betting shops and casinos and from this Wednesday 14 October.
Filming had to be halted on Batman earlier this year, due to Pattinson contracting the virus, so the irony of the cast now shooting in on of the most high risk areas in the country has not been lost on some.
so batman is filming in liverpool which is the worst place for covid rn aaaaaaa— spooky lauren (@rougeboynton) October 12, 2020
So Batman beats Covid 19 .. Filming in liverpool today . No virus 🦠 in Gotham eh 🦍💨 pic.twitter.com/s3QiWok9mx— Lee Butler (@DjLeeButler) October 12, 2020
One Twitter user shared a video of the shoot, writing: "so much for the rule of six".
Another went as far as to ask why they were allowed to film in such crowds when gyms would be closed in the area.
Does Batman have to postpone filming in Liverpool? Just been past it and it’s one big huge crowd - how can that workplace be allowed but a local gym not be?— Zoë with the two dots (@ZoeYak) October 12, 2020