TDKR: Christian Bale And Gary Oldman Issue Statements About The Shooting In Colorado

TDKR: Christian Bale And Gary Oldman Issue Statements About The Shooting In Colorado

Following the touching statement released by The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan last night, stars Christian Bale and Gary Oldman have now chimed in with their thoughts on the tragic shooting spree which took place in Aurora, Colorado.

By now, you're bound to know about the shocking deaths of 12 people which were a result of gunman James Holmes (reportedly referring to himself as The Joker) opening fire in a packed out theatre during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. Following the release of a statement by director Christopher Nolan yesterday evening (read that by clicking HERE) stars Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman) and Gary Oldman (Commissioner Jim Gordon) have now shared their own thoughts on the incident.

"Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them." [Christian Bale]

The statement from Oldman was actually released online yesterday, but missed due to the overwhelming amount of media coverage focusing on the events surrounding the shooting itself. All future cast and crew appearances have been cancelled by Warner Bros., so this may be all we hear from the actors on the matter.

"My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act." [Gary Oldman]

As awful as this shooting was, don't let it stop you from enjoying The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. The film is absolutely incredible and you can read my 5* review by clicking HERE. Warner Bros.' reaction has been met with a mixed response, as some believe that the decision to cancel premieres and withhold box office figures is allowing the gunman to "win", while others view it as a mark of respect. Regardless, our thoughts go out to all of those affected by the tragedy, and we wish the injured (reported to be 38 in total) a speedy recovery.

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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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Batman" 7/21/2012
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