The Wrap reports that Warner Bros., the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises is torn on whether to cancel movie showings across the country after the senseless tragedy in Colorado.
An executive reportedly told the site that "Warner was watching the situation and still considering whether to take further measures beyond cancelling the Paris premiere, including cancelling screenings at theater chains".
Reported mere moments ago, opinions have already sprung up about whether WB should press forward or halt and re-release a few months down the line. Nothing has been decided at this point however. Personally, I think it should be pulled, at least for a week, until all the facts are gathered.
UPDATE: E! reports that they contacted their own source at Warner Bros. regarding a possible cancellation of screenings who said, "he'd be 'shocked if that happened, but it's such an unprecedented situation.' The reports notes that the source was contacted prior to the report from The Wrap however. Keep in mind that it was only reported that WB is considering this move and nothing has been officially announced by the studio.
UPDATE #2: Reports are coming in that the movie will likely not be halted by Warner Bros. although there's still no official word. All planned publicity events for the film's stars have been halted and all advertisement for the film has been removed from television.
Running Time: 2 hrs 45 min
Release Date: July 20 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story)
The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film will be the third installment in Nolan's Batman film series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. The film will take place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and will introduce the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, respectively—two villains from the Batman mythology.