The Batman, The Witcher, and Loki all halt production due to coronavirus pandemic

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Several movie and TV productions are going on hiatus due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, including The Batman (opens in new tab), The Witcher season 2 (opens in new tab), and the Loki Disney Plus series.

Warner Bros. and Marvel both made the decision to shut down The Batman and Loki respectively for two weeks. Variety (opens in new tab) is reporting that it is unclear at this moment as to whether it affects the former’s 2021 release date, while Deadline (opens in new tab) also confirms that fellow Marvel Phase 4 TV shows, WandaVision and Falcon and The Winter Soldier, won’t continue production either for the time being.

The Batman has recently stepped up its teasers, including official shots of the Batmobile (opens in new tab), plus an all-too-brief look at Robert Pattinson’s Batsuit (opens in new tab).

The Witcher production is also taking steps against the COVID-19 pandemic, shuttering on-location filming in England until the end of the month (via The Wrap (opens in new tab)).

The latest wave of shutdowns adds to the ever-growing list of those affected by the coronavirus and the increased likelihood of quarantine measures being put in place across the globe.

Stranger Things season 4 (opens in new tab) (alongside dozens of other Netflix shows and movies (opens in new tab)), won’t be filming, nor will several live-action Disney projects (opens in new tab), including MCU newcomer Shang-Chi.

Elsewhere, the likes of No Time to Die (opens in new tab) and Fast and Furious 9 have been delayed, while A Quiet Place Part 2 and Mulan have been pulled and given indefinite release dates just weeks before they were due to show in cinemas.

Keep up with all the delays and shifting schedules with our complete movie release dates (opens in new tab) calendar.

Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.