Robert Pattinson, the new star of “The Batman,” talked about his take on the film’s production shutdown. He also shared how it wasn’t as bad as it seemed, and how its benefits were more than just about “a break.”

According to CBR, Pattinson revealed how their movie production was before the coronavirus lockdown. He said everything was going nice, but that it was “hard.” He was referring to how tough it was to make a follow-up on director Christopher Nolan’s vision for the Dark Knight. To top it all, he was also involved in another project, the soon-to-be-released film “Tenet.”

Filming for “The Batman” is soon to resume in the UK but its creative team hasn’t designated an official production re-start date so far. Like many other films, it was put on hold largely because of the rules regarding COVID-19 — social distancing and the prevention of disease transmission through avoidance of large gatherings.

Pattinson, however, saw it all as a blessing in disguise. According to Yahoo!, the actor only learned about his role in the project during the first day of shooting. Since then, he’s only had a very short time to get accustomed to donning the cape and cowl of the Dark Knight.

He shared that the delays were probably a good thing because it allowed him some time to transition from his character in “Tenet” to The Caped Crusader. After days in quarantine, Pattinson expressed his hopes for the filming to start soon and for the production to pick up “in a better place.”

Pattinson will play Bruce Wayne and his titular alter ego, “The Batman” during his earlier years. There are other characters from the DC world of Gotham City who will appear in the film, like The Penguin, crime lord Carmine Falcone, Catwoman and the hero’s trusted father figure, butler Alfred Pennyworth.

The film is directed by Matt Reeves. Completing the casts are Andy Serkis, Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgaard, and Jayme Lawson.

“The Batman” is scheduled to release on Oct. 1, 2021.

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Actor Robert Pattinson pictured arriving at the Marrakech International Film festival on Nov. 30, 2018, in Marrakesh. FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images