Dark Knight Cast Cancel Euro Promo Tour
After the complete devastation of The Dark Knight Rises Colorado theater massacre, Warner Bros has pulled all of the actors from their European promotional tour. The cast was seen leaving France, flying back to America on a private plane (owned by Warner Bros.)
Usually within 24 hours of a films release the studio would be bragging about their Box Office numbers, then again 28 hours later and so on but Warner Bros has decided to hold all press releases regarding the film until Monday in the US in consideration to the victims families.
Christian Bale released a statement on Saturday, saying:
'Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.'
Director Christopher Nolan issued a public statement about the massacre:
'Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community,' Nolan says. 'I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.'
'The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me,' Nolan adds, referring to alleged shooter James Holmes, whose attack resulted in 12 deaths and more than 38 injuries. 'Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.'