16 Oct Stunt double scales Liverpool landmark as filming for new Batman movie continues | UK News
A stunt double dressed as Batman has been pictured on top of the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool – despite stringent Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions being imposed in the city.
Filming of The Batman, a Hollywood movie starring Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell, has been taking place in the city for much of this week.
The stuntman, who was secured with a wire, was seen leaning off the famous landmark on Thursday.
Photographs of the production have raised questions as to how filming is able to go ahead after Liverpool entered the government’s highest level of COVID-19 measures.
People are banned from socialising with other households both indoors and outdoors.
Bars and pubs that do not serve meals are closed – as well gyms, betting shops and casinos.
A Liverpool City Council spokeswoman previously said: “The new restrictions in Liverpool do not currently impact on filming in the city region.
“The Film Office is working closely with every single production to ensure COVID-safe measures are in place and are being adhered to in accordance with rigorous industry protocols.”
Production on the film began in Glasgow earlier this year, but was halted due to the pandemic.
It resumed months later but was suspended again as a precaution against coronavirus.
The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, will see Pattinson, 34, follow in the footsteps of actors including Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton and George Clooney in playing the Dark Knight.
The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City’s police chief Commissioner Gordon.