Warner Bros. cancels ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ premieres in Mexico and Japan, Christian Bale and Gary Oldman speak on Colorado tragedy


Warner Bros. issued the following press release earlier today, in regards to upcoming The Dark Knight Rises premieres in Mexico and Japan:

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Warner Bros. Pictures says it has canceled appearances by the cast and filmmakers of the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in Mexico and Japan after a shooter killed 12 people and injured at least 50 Friday in a Colorado theater during a midnight premiere of the newest Batman movie.

The studio says actors Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon Levitt will no longer hold press or red carpet events on Monday at Mexico City’s National Auditorium.

Premiere events in Paris were also canceled Friday.

The studio said it would continue with screenings for special guests and promotion winners so as not to disappoint fans.

Meanwhile, Christian Bale and Gary Oldman have both released statements on the terrible shooting that took place in Colorado yesterday:

Christian Bale

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.

Gary Oldman

My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act.