In the early hours of Friday (July 20) James Holmes, who withdrew from the University of Colorado Denver in June, walked into an Aurora, Colo., theater and opened fire on fans packed into a theater to be among the first to see “The Dark Knight Rises.” Twelve people died and 38 were injured before Holmes tried to flee the scene.
Warner Bros., the studio behind the Christopher Nolan-helmed franchise, canceled the film’s Paris premiere — it was scheduled for Friday evening and stars Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway would have attended — in response to the tragedy.
“Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident,” the studio writes in a statement. “We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
In New York, police will be stepping up their presence at “Dark Knight” screenings as a precaution against copycats, reports The Wrap. On Twitter, fans too are questioning whether they should continue with plans to see the latest Batman movie.
“ppl shooting at batman movies now. thats what we do?” tweets one.
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