Robert Pattinson films funeral scenes for The in locked-down Liverpool

Robert Pattinson cut a sombre figure as filming continued for The at Liverpool's St George's Hall, despite the city entering the highest tier of lockdown on Wednesday.

The actor, 34, donned a black suit and a matching face mask as his character Bruce Wayne attended the funeral of Gotham's mayor, joined by co-star Zoe Kravitz, who plays the villainous Catwoman. 

Filming for The has continued this week despite furious backlash from locals as the city became the first in the UK to reach the COVID-19 alert level of 'very high,' meaning pubs and restaurants would close and households are banned from mixing.

Moving: Robert Pattinson, 34, cut a sombre figure as filming continued for the big-budget DC blockbuster The Batman at Liverpool's St George's Hall

Standing: He was joined by co-star Zoe Kravitz, who plays Catwoman, for the scenes, despite the city entering the highest tier of lockdown on Wednesday

Moving: Robert Pattinson, 34, cut a sombre figure as filming continued for the big-budget DC blockbuster The with his co-star Zoe Kravitz (right) at Liverpool's St George's Hall, despite the city entering the highest tier of lockdown

Robert transformed into the role of millionaire Bruce Wayne as he arrived to attend the mayor's funeral along with swathes of mourners.

Much of the cast and crew donned face masks between scenes to prevent any further spread of COVID-19 after production was shut down last month when star Robert tested positive.

Robert filmed his entrance into the City Hall for the moving service, briefly pausing to observe the piles of flowers that had been laid in the Mayor's honour.  

Back to work: The actor donned a black suit and a matching face mask as Bruce Wayne attended the funeral of Gotham's mayor

Superhero: The film is set to document his early days as the Caped Crusader in the crime-ridden city

Back to work: The actor, 34, donned a black suit and a matching face mask as Bruce Wayne attended the funeral of Gotham's mayor, with the film set to document his early days as the Caped Crusader in the crime-ridden city

Sad: Robert transformed into the role of millionaire Bruce Wayne as he arrived to attend the mayor's funeral along with swathes of mourners

Sad: Robert transformed into the role of millionaire Bruce Wayne as he arrived to attend the mayor's funeral along with swathes of mourners

Important: At one point he appeared deep in conversation with another mourner as they arrived for the funeral, which was being filmed at Liverpool's St George's Hall

Important: At one point he appeared deep in conversation with another mourner as they arrived for the funeral, which was being filmed at Liverpool's St George's Hall

Villainous: Once again Colin Farrell was also spotted on-set looking worlds away from his smouldering appearance, donning heavy makeup to play Oswald

Villainous: Once again Colin Farrell was also spotted on-set looking worlds away from his smouldering appearance, donning heavy makeup to play Oswald 'Oz' Cobblepot / Penguin

Pensive: Robert appeared distressed while in character for the scenes

Dramatic: For the scenes Bruce made his arrival at the hall to attend the mayor's funeral

Pensive: Robert appeared distressed while in character for the scenes as Bruce arrived at the hall to attend the funeral

The decision for The to continue filming has sparked furious backlash from Liverpudlians who have been plunged into a relative lockdown by new COVID-19 restrictions with many questioning how work on a multi-million blockbuster can continue.

Taking to social media, one wrote: 'There were hundreds in Liverpool today filming the new movie, no masks, no social distancing; this is perfectly acceptable yet we can't get married, go to a funeral or visit a relative in a care home!'

Another frustrated local questioned: 'Wonder if they'll stop filming (with their hundreds of extras in Liverpool now it's in tier 3 lockdown...or is it just small businesses affected?'

A third added: 'They shouldn't be there in the first place. We're in tier 3 lockdown so if the government want us to follow the rules actors and the crew should also be following the rules and technically shouldn't be filming in Liverpool whilst in lockdown. can suck it.'

Shocking: Filming for The Batman has continued this week despite furious backlash from locals

Controversy: The city has become the first in the UK to reach the COVID-19 alert level of 'very high' after a surge in cases

Shocking: Filming for The has continued this week despite furious backlash from locals as the city became the first in the UK to reach the COVID-19 alert level of 'very high' after a surge in cases

Raging: Many have questioned how work on the film can continue, given production involves a crew and cast of more than 100 with little social distancing

Raging: Many have questioned how work on the film can continue, given production involves a crew and cast of more than 100 with little social distancing

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