THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Warner Bros. Cancel Future Cast Appearances In Mexico And Japan
Following the tragic shooting incident in Aurora, Colorado yesterday, Warner Bros. has confirmed that while the premiere screenings in Mexico and Japan will still take place, Christopher Nolan and the cast of The Dark Knight Rises will not be in attendance.
Following the shocking events in Aurora, Colorado which saw gunman James Holmes go on a shooting rampage during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has put a stop to all future appearances of the cast and crew from the film. The premiere in Paris was understandably cancelled yesterday, although this announcement means that director Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon Levitt will not be taking part in the planned press conference or red carpet events on Monday at Mexico City's National Auditorium. However, fans invited to the screenings in Mexico and Japan will still be able to attend, as will any promotion winners. Details as to why the shooting (which left 12 dead, and 38 injured) took place still aren't clear, although Colorado authorities are today undertaking a series of "controlled detonations" in Holmes' booby-trapped apartment. [You can read my 5* review of The Dark Knight Rises by clicking HERE.]
Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The screenplay is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster "The Dark Knight." The executive producers are Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. The film is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Michael Caine as Alfred
Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon
Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox
Tom Hardy as Bane
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake
Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate
Josh Pence as Ra's Al Ghul
RELEASE DATE: July 20th, 2012
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