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Batman stands atop the Liver Building in new set photos

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·2-min read

Watch: Batman looks over Liverpool as filming continues

A stunt double dressed as Batman has been pictured on top of the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool.

Filming of The Batman, which stars Colin Farrell as Penguin and Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, is continuing in the city despite stringent coronavirus restrictions.

The stuntman, who was secured with a wire, was seen leaning off the famous landmark on Thursday, echoing a similar scene in The Dark Knight filmed in Hong Kong.

Read more: New look at Robert Pattinson's batsuit

Production on the film began in Glasgow earlier this year, but was halted due to the pandemic.

A man dressed as Batman on the top of one of the Three Graces during the filming of The Batman in Liverpool. (PA)
A man dressed as Batman on the top of one of the Three Graces during the filming of The Batman in Liverpool. (PA)

It resumed months later but was suspended again as a precaution against coronavirus.

Filming continues in Liverpool after the Prime Minister launched the three-tier system of local alert levels for England on Monday, with the Liverpool City Region placed in the “very high” risk category from Wednesday.

A Liverpool City Council spokeswoman previously told the PA news agency: “The new restrictions in Liverpool do not currently impact on filming in the city region.

A man dressed as Batman on the top of one of the Three Graces during the filming of The Batman in Liverpool. (PA)
A man dressed as Batman on the top of one of the Three Graces during the filming of The Batman in Liverpool. (PA)

“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.”

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.

Watch: The Batman first teaser

The film also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City’s police chief Commissioner Gordon.

The Batman comes to cinemas March, 2022.