THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Paris Premiere Cancelled Due to Colorado Shootings

Plans for The Dark Knight Rises premiere have fallen through in France with Warner Bros. cancelling the film’s red carpet event in Paris on Friday night, in addition to media interviews with director Christopher Nolan and cast members.

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By MovieManiac - 7/20/2012


THR report..

Nolan and Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman are at Paris' hotel Le Bristol to promote the film. However, journalists present at le Bristol for a daytime press conference were told to leave.

In view of the shooting in Colorado, Warner Bros. has cancelled the interviews. TF1 said that Cotillard was set for an interview on the network's 8 p.m. news program, but cancelled her appearance today.

The red carpet première tonight has also been cancelled.

In France, the shooting is major news. It's the top story on leading newspaper Le Monde's website and also top national broadcaster TF1's site and also on cable news network iTele and BFM TV's sites.

It was also the leading story on public TV network France 3's 12 p.m. news program. Warner Bros. has not commented on whether the studio will reschedule the premiere and Nolan and the cast have not yet commented in the French press.


The Dark Knight Rises is out in cinemas now.


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kevberg - 7/20/2012, 6:14 AM
not sure if thats a good idea.

On one hand, you don't want to have any copycat killer incidents, but theres nothing to say it WIll happen either.

I can see both sides.
blvdnoise - 7/20/2012, 6:16 AM
See.. So unfortunate. Just a complete and utter shame.
djohnpi - 7/20/2012, 6:41 AM
What an ASS HOLE man this dude agggggggg
spiderclone - 7/20/2012, 6:50 AM
I WANTED THE AVENGERS TO WIN! but not like this. i wanted to have fair competition in terms of tickets sold but. this is sad. i feel for the people, and i hope the gunman burns in hell
PreparationH - 7/20/2012, 6:50 AM
Dude needs to be castrated and then hung from a bridge, TDKR style
Maxi91291 - 7/20/2012, 6:51 AM
So it has started .. I knew this would happen ... such a shame
ElDuce74 - 7/20/2012, 6:52 AM
My heart goes out to the fans that just wanted to see the movie and now are dead due to this sick f-ck. He didn't even have enough guts to take himself out. What a complete piece of sh-t.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 7/20/2012, 6:53 AM
My deepest condolences go out to all the victims of his horrific incident. They also go out to the gunman's parents once his name is released to the public, it is a tragic, senseless crime, on innocent adults and children. I was never the biggest believer in organized religion, but hearing about this makes me want to believe for the victims sake that they are somewhere better watching TDKR right now.

RIP to all the victims:
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 7/20/2012, 6:55 AM
Also I haven't read all of the comments on the other thread, but the ones I did seemed for the most part to be respectful and very touching. I'm proud of the CBM community for being mature about this, and for all those that make tasteless jokes about this I hope you are banned, and never have the chance to rejoin.
JDUKE25 - 7/20/2012, 6:57 AM
Absolutely sickening. Prayers for the families and friends who lost someone during this madness.
inky - 7/20/2012, 6:57 AM
the cast and movie shouldnt suffer for recent events unless they are indeed related as some kind of sick publicity gathering operation, the second was flagging when ledger died and interest perked up now this for number 3 thank god there is no number 4 or a nuke might be employed.
ArtisticErotic - 7/20/2012, 6:59 AM
Well this the comic book medium is now going to be looked up on as a real bad thing now.

wbrowning79 - 7/20/2012, 6:59 AM
Rest in piece To every last victim that died or was injured that night.
StrangerX - 7/20/2012, 6:59 AM
This shit is so [frick]ed up. My condolences to the families.

Now I have to go see the movie tonight with this on my brain.
billnye69 - 7/20/2012, 7:01 AM
It really is disgusting how we live in a world were people can't even attend simple things like a BBQ or a movie without getting shot at. These kinds of "people" need to be destroyed like the cancer they are.
TheBigBoss917 - 7/20/2012, 7:01 AM
Such a shame, people go out to enjoy a damn movie and they lose their life over it? Really? What was his motive?
R888 - 7/20/2012, 7:03 AM
This is really [frick] up, deepest condolences go out to all the family and love ones lost in this tragic and too all the injured.

Intothepoop - 7/20/2012, 7:04 AM
Hopefully some of them are on their way to see the victims.
ATrueHero1987 - 7/20/2012, 7:07 AM
This is truly sad. You can't go anywhere without worrying about something happening. RIP to the victims.
ksommer - 7/20/2012, 7:08 AM
I was watching Good Morning America this morning and this stuff is horrific. The girls phone call who was sitting in the second row was chilling. People are so messed up it's sickening.
Intothepoop - 7/20/2012, 7:10 AM
i hope obama can get people to not be afraid of the movies. that place is [frick]ing sacred to me.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 7/20/2012, 7:10 AM
I agree Intruder, I had to stop watching. The stories were too depressing. Anyway I'm glad you are going to see the film, although too be honest I wish they were under more positive circumstances, so it's hard for me to get that excited about it. On a more positive not I don't expect you to like it all that much, to be honest I saw it again this morning, and I'm a little mixed on it. I was a little blinded by the whole experience of seeing it early and I need to see it one more time (probably sometime later this week), to fully figure out how I feel. Anyway I don't want to discuss the movie right now, but I do look forward to this site returning back to normal.
Maxi91291 - 7/20/2012, 7:10 AM
I just hope this a-hole wont claim he was "inspired by bane" or "because I am the a-hole this town deserves" .. you know ... I dont mean it in a funny but very serious way .. he could very well be a nutcase (he obviously is) ... I know it sounds rediculous but it could have serious consequences for this movie or similar movies in general
TheWebSlinger - 7/20/2012, 7:12 AM
One of the last Tweets by a young lady who was killed tonight was about nothing but excitement for the movie. I still cannot wrap my head around this, this is just tragic and devastating.
timepuzzler - 7/20/2012, 7:12 AM
Intruder, that's a great photo.
drellik - 7/20/2012, 7:12 AM
God Bless all of the victims and their families in Colorado. What a sad, sad event. This criminal struck a crowd of innocent people coming together in excitement to enjoy something wonderful, and he tore it all to shreds and destroyed the lives of so many.

To those in Paris, I recommend not canceling the premiere, but I understand. I think we should never bow down to the fear of monsters such as this. The best we can do is minimize the reach of their hatred and heinous acts. Shutting down the Paris premiere gives this sick bastard more self-gratification. But again, I understand.
prettynuclear2 - 7/20/2012, 7:13 AM
There's nothing stopping a shooting spree from happening. People will always be in crowded places.
ksommer - 7/20/2012, 7:13 AM
@intothepoop Couldn't agree more. There is something about the movies. That's where we go to escape the messed up world we live in. But now that is threatened.
spidey1994 - 7/20/2012, 7:14 AM
I'm seeing it in a few moments here in the UK. A sick world we live in. My condolences is to the families of the victims.
TheWebSlinger - 7/20/2012, 7:14 AM
With all this news on my mind, I just might have to wait till sometimes next week to see the movie. I might see it Sunday if this feeling withers down a bit.
SageMode - 7/20/2012, 7:14 AM
SMH......................
marantaz - 7/20/2012, 7:14 AM
I just woke up to this news... the first thing I thought of the shooter is that he's some fanboy nutjob who's intent was to prevent TDKR from beating the Avengers box office records. With the lunacy we see in comments from some of these fanboys, it's certainly a possibility. I hope it's not the case. Whatever his intent, he is the extreme, not the norm... don't let his mental instability cloud your minds.

Sparrowsabre7 - 7/20/2012, 7:16 AM
Terrible tragedy, taking advantage of an exploitable situation. I heard the guy was wearing a gas mask, clearly messed up in the head. It's such a shame after TDK that TDKR is now also marred by tragedy =(
R888 - 7/20/2012, 7:16 AM
@marantaz

If that the case, there going to be one big flame war coming
MisterFixit - 7/20/2012, 7:17 AM
I regret enormously for all the victims and their families. And I understand that many of you will not enjoy the movie tonight as they should do. The only little positive side of living in Italy is that maybe when I see the movie, on August 29, I'll manage to take away these images from my head
thalidomide - 7/20/2012, 7:20 AM
Condolences for the families of the victims.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 7/20/2012, 7:20 AM
@marantaz

This isn't comic book movie related. I just think he wanted to use the popularity of the films midnight opening to carry out his sick and twisted deed.


This is going to completely change midnight premiers of movies, and wouldn't be surprised if they over react and start to check bags and not allow people to bring fake weapons (like caps shield or thors hammer) and start having strict rules about dressing up to premiers. This one guy just ruined the fun and innocence of mid night premiers, and that is very sad.

AtomicChipmunk - 7/20/2012, 7:20 AM
@marantaz

Don't say something crazy lke that.

The killer is just [frick]ed up and would have done it anyway.

He tried to surf on an important event to get more publicity.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 7/20/2012, 7:25 AM
Jesus, man. [Frick]ing, [frick]ing depressing, man. My prayers and condolences goes to the victims and the victims' families. God, man. Please, please tell me there weren't any kids involved in the shooting. :'(

timepuzzler - 7/20/2012, 7:25 AM
Drellik, that was well-stated sir. Thank you.
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