THE DARK KNIGHT RISES: Anne Hathaway Now Issues A Statement On The Colorado Shooting

Warner Bros., director Christopher Nolan, and stars Christian Bale and Gary Oldman have all issued statements in regards to the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and now Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle) has now released her own thoughts paying tribute to those affected.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/22/2012

"My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."


Many thanks to CBS News for the above statement released earlier today by Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises). At this point, you're bound to know about the tragic events which took place in Aurora, Colorado, which left 12 dead and 58 injured, so we won't go over it all over again. However, you can read Christopher Nolan's thoughts by clicking HERE and Christian Bale and Gary Oldman's 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.


STARRING:

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


Source: CBS News
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TheShape727 - 7/22/2012, 2:56 PM
RIP Victims..
StormLoganSummers - 7/22/2012, 2:56 PM
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SentinelofLiberty - 7/22/2012, 2:59 PM
How can you possibly know they don't mean every word?
Jables - 7/22/2012, 3:02 PM
you dont know they were forced... thats being a little bit prejudice towards celebrities.. they have feelings too im sure, no matter how much more money they make than you...
Jaywing - 7/22/2012, 3:02 PM
@stormlogan

Then don't read them... I think it's more than admirable that they offer their condolences for this terrible tragedy.
CRleo1995 - 7/22/2012, 3:03 PM
@StormLogan by seeing your profile picture I can see your a marvelite but come on man, 12 people are dead because of a movie they were working on, of coarse there going to feel bad...... like grow up man
Noble6 - 7/22/2012, 3:04 PM
Just because you have gotten bored of reading so many does not mean the individual people issuing the statements do not feel sorry.
SkateandDestroy88 - 7/22/2012, 3:05 PM
Trust me, these people ache like all of us. Huh. Damn.
Thanks to the guy who posted the heroes article.
Jables - 7/22/2012, 3:06 PM
@CRleo1995 You're basically right, except that it's not at all the actors fault that this psychopath went on a random shooting spree...
Thegoddamnbatman52 - 7/22/2012, 3:06 PM
@stormlogan I was thinking the same thing
DarkArts - 7/22/2012, 3:08 PM
@Thegoddamnbatman52@StormLogan I'm sure that all of the statements are from the heart. I have no connection to any of the victims and I've spent many hours reading online articles about them and thinking about what happened to them.
For them to know, that their voices, images and filmwork were playing in a room where fans who just wanted to see their work were murdered and left lying in a bloodsoaked theater while the film continued to play, would be a horrible realization for them.
They are actors not politicians. Let's respect their humanity and not question their sorrow.
Jables - 7/22/2012, 3:10 PM
@darkmetal Exactly
Jaywing - 7/22/2012, 3:14 PM
@worldbreaker

People are not 'hung up' on them. The cast of this movie obviously feels a need to offer their condolences to the victims families... If u guys are sick of it then don't click the article. Otherwise let them make a kind gesture without adding your sickening negativity
DarkArts - 7/22/2012, 3:16 PM
@worldbreaker I for one am proud to see fellow fans respect Anne Hathaways statement and defend her as well.
DaddyTuesday - 7/22/2012, 3:19 PM
I have heard that some in the media are blaming Batman for this, one comic they have highlighted is the Dark Knight Returns, in which a man opens fire in a packed cinema. But if they are looking for someone to blame have they seen the movie Rampage? A guy puts together a bullet proof suit and goes on a shooting spree in his home town.
OhGawDuhhh - 7/22/2012, 3:19 PM
Uh.. what else can you say?

Some people are never satisfied.

Get off your soapbox and go donate HERE if you care so much.

https://www.givingfirst.org/
Bobevanz - 7/22/2012, 3:23 PM
Statements are given in police reports, and trials. Rephrase this to "actor gives generic condolences to community even though we already know actor would feel this way if they were human ergo these statements from all the actors and director involved are falsefully portrayed as condolences."


Seriously, do I have to hold a press conference for the world to show them I like skittles? I dont think so ^_^ Im not retracting from the victims, im just saying this is all crap the execs at warner bros are doing to further promote the movie since they cancelled all tv spots. No need. Having the shooting being covered by every big news company and having it on every front page oughta do the trick. I wish i was in aurora on that night at that movie theater, and had a concealed carry. I would have went thru the emergency exit like he entered, snuck up behind him and put a double tap to his dome. But im stuck in ohio :(
lntrn8 - 7/22/2012, 3:23 PM
@StormLogan - aka Disciple of Loki, & Apprentice of Mischief . . . I am sure at your funeral people will also give "forced, phony sympathy".

I'm sure you are a nice person, but probably frustrated like most of us too.

I do feel for the stupidity that happened in Colorado as well, not for the stupidity on this wall.
Jables - 7/22/2012, 3:25 PM
@DaddyTuesday yeah, the thing is i actually saw that movie like two days before the shooting happened. I went to the midnight showing of TDKR before the news hit and i found out about the tragedy right after we left the theater. I had the most awful feeling of sadness...

R.I.P. victims of this horrific tragedy..
CaptainObvious - 7/22/2012, 3:27 PM
I hate how people have such a cynical view of celebritites. People just assume that they're all apathetic media-whores. Besides, you guys probably would've thrown a fit and called them out if they didn't respond to this tragedy. Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
DarkArts - 7/22/2012, 3:31 PM
I think it's obvious that some of these comments from different usernames are from one person with multiple emails and multiple accounts here.
This is done to create a false perception that more people agree with their stupidity.
Bobevanz - 7/22/2012, 3:32 PM
@CaptainObvious its quite obvious... people who have a heart automatically respond emotionally to news like this. Having to say you feel sad isn't necessary, its applied. We know they feel bad about this because we feel bad about this, making it umm whats the word? obvious ^_^
batfan175 - 7/22/2012, 3:33 PM
@StormLogan: don't pretend like you know those people better than any of us. We have to judge people by their actions and whether they reflect their words. in this case WB has even gone as far as to think about pulling the film, which would mean a huuge financial loss for them. It is not in their interest to do that but they still considered it. So tell me, what motivation could lie behind that if not real concern about the people dying? As for the actors, they're human beings too and just because they're richer than you does not mean they cannot feel empathy. it's always difficult to express what one wants to say in a situation like this.
LoudNoises - 7/22/2012, 3:33 PM
Thank you CaptainObvious! (no pun intended, lol) but I agree.
backup - 7/22/2012, 3:34 PM
Visit the hospital if you really care.
Bobevanz - 7/22/2012, 3:35 PM
@backup or that.
AutobotCommander84 - 7/22/2012, 3:39 PM
@StormLogan You seem to be under the impression that all celebrities are heartless souls who hide behind their fame. That isn't the case however.
LoudNoises - 7/22/2012, 3:39 PM
@backup

Yeah, visit the hospital so Bobevanz can say that having a celebrity visit the victims in a hospital isn't necessary, it's just a media stunt to boost ticket sales.
CaptainObvious - 7/22/2012, 3:42 PM
@backup- And then get accused of trying to gain publicity? I don't think so. Yet again, damned if you do, damned if you don't.
StormLoganSummers - 7/22/2012, 3:44 PM
@SentinelofLiberty "How can you possibly know they don't mean every word?"

Because it's the same generic fluff I read and hear over and over again. "My thoughts an prayers blah blah blah...," "My heart breaks blah blah blah...," "My heart goes out blah blah blah...." This isn't just coming from celebrities but people on here

@CRleo1995 No one brought up any of the Marvelite-Nolanite crap until you did, so I'm not going there.

@Equinox The clip is a bit incongruous to what I said, but I can assure you that I've been quite "rational" about what has happened and I haven't let emotion and sentiment muddy my thinking on the matter.

@lntrn8 Probably. People tend to do that at funerals, but that's dependent upon if anyone actually shows up.

I acknowledge that what happened is sad, but as someone who is completely extricated from it (as most of us are), I just the generic statements (by everyone, not just celebrities) to be hollow.
Giznad - 7/22/2012, 3:50 PM
lol, before i read this i just guessed what she would say. I guessed the word "senseless" would be in there and i was right. I also guessed the "thoughts and prayers" thing. Everyone says that. It just seems no one's allowed to "state" anything. Just get your publicist to follow the formula. Lame.
RaleighAntrobus - 7/22/2012, 3:50 PM
@StormLogan:

I agree 210%.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families."

I hate when people say this... It's so perfunctory, so dismissive. Expand your vocabulary and let it come from the heart for once.
Giznad - 7/22/2012, 3:51 PM
@Storm Logan, I'm so glad you said that. I'm sick and tired of this crap.
Bobevanz - 7/22/2012, 3:52 PM
This is profiling, just because i have a marvel avatar doesnt mean im an idiot, or a heartless fool. Like i said earlier, sometimes you dont have to say that your sorry and you feel bad, its applied. English mother[frick]er, do you speak it? From now on every time i step on an ant, im gonna issue a statement to the families of the ants to show im sorry. Because it shows that I really care (eyeroll)

End of line.
Jables - 7/22/2012, 3:53 PM
@StormLogan Well then sir, you are a soul-less robot.
Giznad - 7/22/2012, 3:53 PM
I would like to "state" that i laughed out loud when Anne Hathaway did that cartwheel to the prisoner's hands.
Advocate - 7/22/2012, 3:54 PM
@StormLogan while the absurdity of that comment has been taken a notch down by the above comments, there is a very existential point to all of this. That the comments can't actually vary much in style. No one will express themselves in a way that shows certainty and direction in the wake of such a horrific incident, and for good reason. However, the case of absurdity would uphold if more people weren't speaking out in such a manner, who are not attached to The Dark Knight Rises. In order for that to be maintained, every involved individual would be required to comment on the matter. And even then, as their contracts have probably expired, no one has any ties to the longevity of the film. If they didn't care, they wouldn't feel some obligation to show it.

@Bobevanz The only way the world would care about whether you liked skittles or not would be if there was any sense of sensationalism brought on by the media in regard to the preference. The media turns its spotlights on something and people start to act accordingly, and quite possibly over-accordingly. You must understand the complex state the studio is suspended in right now, and all of its assets. But in order to do that you would first have to understand the trajectory of media sensational approach, which you clearly neglect to demonstrate.

As for your comment on your desire to personally handle the job yourself, might I ask you, how would you propose killing a man before he killed anyone at all? Every aspect of this statement disturbs me in that I don't believe you are the only one who has considered such a thing. So I commend you on being able to speak clearly on the subject. However, it is quite foolish of you or anyone to believe personal concealed (or not) firearms helps solve the situation. You'd be taking someone's life. And as you would be charged with murder for "stopping a murderer," is a lifetime sentence really worth saving those people's lives when they would never know what you might have done for them? Trick question, being charged with murder or just murdering someone in general, is never an okay thing. Point being, I hope you never aspire to own a concealed carry, and if for some reason you are compelled to do so, I hope your rationality alters and redirects those motives.

@PuyGuy It's the internet, so feel free to post whatever filler comment you'd like. No one can trace it back to you. But I wonder if you, or anyone else who makes such comments with the same lack of respect and thought would still proclaim what they post if they were publicly outed. Or better yet, just step up and tell people how it is in real life. This isn't some challenge to rise to the occasion. It's simply asking you to think about the impact what you say has on the world around you.

And as for you and people like you who continually comment on threads with meaningless interjections, imagine a role reversal where you may be posting the story of the death of your loved ones, or something less extreme, you posting an idea of your own. And people come along and put comments like, "this is shit," "I don't agree," "you suck at writing," etc. It's clear this kind of thing is no where helpful or respectful. In order to establish both, all one has to do is answer this question after voicing their opinion, "why?" Why do we think the way we think? Why do we feel things should be different? More relatively, why do you feel these statements are all the same boring thing and they need to stfu? I caution you and everyone else contemplating the effectiveness of a post, because even in the best case scenario where you explain why, it will be evaluated, assessed, and justified by people like me. And you never know where people like me could be...
Bobevanz - 7/22/2012, 3:55 PM
Giznad - 7/22/2012, 3:55 PM
and how does a "top of the top" neuroscientist not know the difference between red and green hair? What a Joker Poser. I hope he gets mouth raped.
JordanKing - 7/22/2012, 3:56 PM
@StormLogan I actually agree with you there. Well said. I am sure these stars deep down DO mean to be sincere, but if they truly meant it from the heart, they'd find the words in the same place, not from genericstatements.com.
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