‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting: Actress Anne Hathaway Calls Theater Massacre an ‘Unfathomably Senseless Act’
“My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act,” Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in the new Batman movie, said in a released statement. “I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
Hathaway, 29, is not the only Dark Knight Rises star to comment on the tragedy.
Christian Bale, who stars in the film as Batman, released a statement Saturday in response to the shooting.
“Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” the 38-year-old’s statement read. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
Likewise, director Christopher Nolan is keeping those involved in his thoughts.
“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,” Nolan, 41, said in his statement. “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.”
He continued, “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.”
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On July 20, shooter James Holmes entered Aurora Century 16 in the Denver suburb and released tear gas canisters into a packed theater before firing into the crowd. He killed at least 12 movie-goers and wounded 58, with 11 attendees still in critical condition.
Law enforcement officers arrested Holmes, 24, in the theater parking soon following the shooting. The shooter listed no motive — only calling himself “The Joker,” Batman’s nemesis from the comic book series.