The devastating tragedy that took place in Aurora, Colorado last week has understandably had a deep impact on the cast and crew of Batman’s final installment, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Christian Bale released a statement about the tragedy over the weekend.
“Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” Bale said in part. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Director Christopher Nolan released a poignant, heartfelt statement of his own. Here’s an excerpt:
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.
Feel free to express your condolences for the victims’ families below.