The horrific shooting in Denver's Aurora multiplex appalled everyone. Deeply hurt by such an act of hostility, Christopher Nolan the director of the Batman movie in a statement that was issued yesterday, responded to the multiple shooting expressing, "profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy." "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." Was the statement issued on behalf of the cast and crew of the film.
Following the incident, the Paris premier of the movie was cancelled. However, the actors of the movie, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway and French actress Marion Cotillard who were yet to give publicity interviews also cancelled hearing about the violent incident. While the planned screenings for the movie weren't canceled by the Warner Bros. studio, it did stop promotions and some TV networks stopped running advertisements for the movie.
Tweeting about incident, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said, "Each day something disturbing appears. Saw live footage of Colorado killings... gunman dressed as Batman saying he was 'the Joker'." Various other Bollywood and Hollywood actors expressed their grief and condolence to the families who lost their loved ones in the shooting.
The Aurora multiplex where the attack began shortly after midnight took the audiences by surprise as they took it to be movie stunt. A man opened fire at a theatre in suburban Denver on Friday, killing 12 people, and leaving over
50 people wounded. The suspect reportedly claimed to be the fictional archenemy of Batman during the investigation and told police he was "the Joker".