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Batman filming goes ahead in Liverpool lockdown

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image captionRobert Pattinson was seen in character for the first time - he will play Batman in the rebooted film franchise

While Liverpool faces the strictest lockdown in England, it hasn't stopped filming going ahead in the city.

Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell were spotted outside St George's Hall on Tuesday filming for the new Batman movie.

The Batman is due for release in 2022, with spots in the city being used by director Matt Reeves to represent Gotham.

Filming originally started in January but was delayed due to the pandemic.

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image captionA production team member in a mask carries props around the set outside St George's Hall
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image captionBatman's production team have put Covid-secure measures in place so filming can continue
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image captionFilming has been allowed to continue despite extra lockdown measures, with the film industry excluded from plans
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image captionCostumes were seen being carried in and out of St George's Hall
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image captionColin Farrell appears unrecognisable in facial prosthetics for the character Penguin
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image captionFilming is expected to last a week and 100 actors and crew are having to stick to strict quarantine rules
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image captionThe actors were previously on location at a studio in Hertfordshire
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image captionCrowds gathered outside the hall to watch filming take place

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