Batman stunt double is strapped to a harness as he leans over Royal Liver Building in Liverpool

Batman stunt double is dressed as the Caped Crusader while leaning over Royal Liver Building in Tier Three Liverpool as filming continues on The Batman

  • A stunt double could be seen looking out over the city of Liverpool as he filmed scenes for The Batman on top of The Royal Liver Building on Thursday 
  • The performer was strapped into a harness which was attached to a crane above him as he leaned over the building and looked out onto the city below 
  • The Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Liverpool and lines the city’s waterfront 
  • Opened in 1911, the building was originally the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group and was once one of the tallest buildings in the country 
  • It was revealed last Wednesday that filming had started on the highly anticipated film, after the cinema release date was delayed until 2022 due to fears over the novel coronavirus pandemic  
  • Liverpool is currently under a Tier 3 lockdown which includes a ban on socialising with other households indoors and in private gardens with pubs and bars required to close 

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Robert Pattinson will be making his debut as the Caped Crusader when The Batman hits the big screen in 2022.

And a stunt double wearing the Batman mask could be seen looking out over the city of Liverpool as he filmed scenes for the upcoming blockbuster on top of The Royal Liver Building on Thursday.

The performer was strapped into a harness which was attached to a crane above him as he leaned over the building and looked out onto the city below. 

Action: A stunt double  wearing the Batman mask could be seen looking out over the city of Liverpool as he filmed scenes for The Batman on top of The Royal Liver Building on Thursday

Before donning the Batman outfit, the double was dressed in a dark padded suit with matching gloves and a vest while his eyes were painted black.

The actor leaned over the building while lots of film equipment could be seen behind him and a helicopter with a film crew flew by.

The double appeared to be alone on the platform after the production recently resumed filming following a set shutdown last month when leading star Robert, 34, tested positive for COVID-19.

The Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Liverpool and, along with the Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building, is one of the city’s Three Graces which line the waterfront.  

Production: The performer was strapped into a harness which was attached to a crane above him as he leaned over the building and looked out onto the city below

Production: The performer was strapped into a harness which was attached to a crane above him as he leaned over the building and looked out onto the city below

Upcoming: Robert Pattinson will be making his debut as the Caped Crusader when The Batman hits the big screen in 2022

Upcoming: Robert Pattinson will be making his debut as the Caped Crusader when The Batman hits the big screen in 2022

Filming: The actor leaned over the building while lots of film equipment could be seen behind him and a helicopter with a film crew flew by

Filming: The actor leaned over the building while lots of film equipment could be seen behind him and a helicopter with a film crew flew by

Opened in 1911, the building was originally the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group and was once one of the tallest buildings in the country. 

Liverpool is currently in a Tier 3 lockdown with restrictions including a ban on socialising with other households indoors and in private gardens while pubs and bars are also required to close. 

It was revealed last Wednesday that filming had started on the highly anticipated film, after the cinema release date was delayed until 2022 due to fears over the novel coronavirus pandemic.

An insider previously told MailOnline: ‘Today is the first day the main production unit has returned to filming and there seem to be no other hiccups at the moment.’

History: The Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Liverpool and, along with the Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building, is one of the city's Three Graces which line the waterfront

History: The Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Liverpool and, along with the Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building, is one of the city's Three Graces which line the waterfront

History: The Royal Liver Building is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Liverpool and, along with the Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building, is one of the city’s Three Graces which line the waterfront

Landmark: Opened in 1911, the building was originally the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group and was once one of the tallest buildings in the country

Landmark: Opened in 1911, the building was originally the purpose-built home of the Royal Liver Assurance group and was once one of the tallest buildings in the country

Lockdown: Liverpool is currently in a Tier 3 lockdown with restrictions including a ban on socialising with other households indoors and in private gardens

Lockdown: Liverpool is currently in a Tier 3 lockdown with restrictions including a ban on socialising with other households indoors and in private gardens

Meanwhile, a Warner Bros. Pictures spokesperson confirmed: ‘Following a hiatus for COVID 19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the U.K.’

Warner Bros. vans were spotted in the city centre as workmen hauled props into St George’s Hall.

Filming for the £100million movie is expected to last around a week with roughly 100 actors and crew sticking to strict quarantining rules.

However, many are questioning whether filming will continue after the Prime Minister announced the city was being placed into a Tier Three lockdown, with a host of new restrictions coming into force. 

Outfit: When he wasn't in costume, the double was dressed in a dark padded suit with matching gloves and a vest while his eyes were painted black

Outfit: When he wasn’t in costume, the double was dressed in a dark padded suit with matching gloves and a vest while his eyes were painted black

System: As the three-Tier Covid alert level system comes into force across England, the Liverpool City region is currently the only area in the highest bracket

System: As the three-Tier Covid alert level system comes into force across England, the Liverpool City region is currently the only area in the highest bracket

However, there is no mention of the film industry being affected in the latest guidelines, while guidance provided by the British Film Commission has also not been updated since September 29.

Liverpool will play an important role in The Batman as American filmmaker Matt Reeves, who is directing the upcoming superhero film, revealed recently at DC FanDome, a virtual convention held by DC Comics and Warner Bros.

During an interview, he confirmed Liverpool would be the backbone for Gotham City as they shoot the remaining 75 per cent of the film.

As the three-Tier Covid alert level system comes into force across England, the Liverpool City region is currently the only area in the highest bracket. 

However, Manchester and Lancashire could be put under Tier 3 lockdown after the Government’s ‘Gold command’ taskforce scientists signed off on the harsh measures. 

Back in action: The production recently resumed filming following a set shutdown last month when leading star Robert, 34, tested positive for COVID-19

Back in action: The production recently resumed filming following a set shutdown last month when leading star Robert, 34, tested positive for COVID-19

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