Batman Nolan Addresses the Aurora Tragedy written by Sean Gerber July 21, 2012 “The Dark Knight Rises” director Christopher Nolan has issued a statement regarding the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado. “Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.” Nolan Addresses the Aurora Tragedy was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related The Dark Knight Rises 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Review next post ‘Man of Steel’ Teaser You may also like New ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer! June 19, 2012 Alfred Moved to Tears in TDKR February 10, 2012 Report: Ben Affleck Will Direct, Star In,... July 9, 2015 OPEN FORUM: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF... March 24, 2016 BATMAN V SUPERMAN- Teaser Shown & Wonder... July 26, 2014 MMM #198: BATMAN (1989) Commentary June 23, 2014 Pfeiffer: Hathaway Has ‘Everything’ Catwoman Needs April 27, 2012 ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Amasses $1 Billion... September 2, 2012 New ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Poster May 22, 2012 The Joker Is a ‘Person of Interest’... September 4, 2012 Dr.H Such a man of class, Chris is a man of class. Also I hope it’s not disrespectful to ask, but Sean because of what happened, is the Dark Knight risers roundtable postponed feasibly? I hope it’s not disrespectful to ask. Bill has already postponed today’s Batman on film podcast in respect to those affected by the tragedy. I’m assuming the same will happen. Totally understand if you postpone the roundtable for next week. Nick This statement has been met with asinine, ignorant and over-the-top nonsense over at the L.A. Times Hero Complex posting. Labeling Nolan a hypocritical Hollywood weirdo and denouncing the film and Nolan for being personally responsible and accountable. None of them seem to blame the gunman, instead they blame Nolan for creating him. Hero Complex is a great read as usual, unfortunately comment sections are a breeding ground of utter stupidity…as usual. The movies and Hollywood itself cast as scapegoats, as typical as ever. It’s impossible to count just how many people out there have looked at his interpretation of Batman as inspiring and hopeful in spite of the darkness, and the finale of this film is without a doubt the most inspiring and hopeful I’ve ever seen on screen. Compare that impossible number to the ONE who took those lives. Lamont Turner It is important that this film does well. We can’t let the things we value be destroyed be the whims of mad men. We can not be hostages to fear. The people who were killed were excited enough about this film to go to a midnight showing. We are not honoring them by letting this killer win and ruin it for the rest of the world.