Christian Bale, the star of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, has now spoken out about the tragic Aurora, Colorado theater shooting Friday morning that's killed at least 12 people and wounded 58.
"Words cannot express the horror that I feel," Bale said in a statement. "I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them."
Yesterday, Nolan also professed his "profound sorrow" at the shocking event.
"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. 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," he said in a statement. "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. 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."
Warner Bros. says it has canceled appearances by the cast and filmmakers of The Dark Knight Rises in Mexico and Japan in light of the shooting. The film's Paris premiere was canceled Friday.
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