Christian Bale, 38, who has played Bruce Wayne in the last three Christopher Nolan Batman films, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises — the last of which turned into a tragic fatal event at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, where alleged gunman James Holmes took up arms against the viewers of the packed premiere, leaving 12 dead and 58 injured — surprised Aurora residents on Tuesday when he visited survivors at the Medical Center of Aurora and paid his respects to the slain victims at a flower-strewn memorial site with his wife, Sibi Blazic.
Since James Holmes' bizarre appearance in a Centennial, Colorado courtroom yesterday to face a preliminary hearing about the early Friday shooting that left 12 people dead and 58 injured, people have been questioning whether or not the alleged shooter at the Aurora premiere of The Dark Knight Rises was on any medication.
James Holmes, 24, the former neuroscience Ph.D. student accused of opening fire at a midnight premiere of Christopher Nolan's new The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, made his first appearance today in a Colorado court room, facing Chief Judge William Sylvester, who presided over the hearing, a preliminary one to Holmes' formal arraignment.
Christopher Nolan Speaks Out About 'Unbearably Savage' Shooting At 'Dark Knight Rises' Aurora Premiere
Batman series director Christopher Nolan, 41, has released a statement over the gruesome Thursday night shootings at the Aurora, Colorado movie premiere of Nolan's new The Dark Knight Rises — a crime which was allegedly perpetrated by gunman James Holmes, 24, who arrived at the theater wearing a gas mask and heavy trench coat in the style of the character Bane from the movie, who is portrayed by Tom Hardy.
Following Friday’s shooting during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, actor Christian Bale expressed his condolences and shock at the massacre. “Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” Bale, who plays Bruce Wayne in the Batman trilogy, said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
The highly-anticipated Batman trilogy closer The Dark Knight Rises opened on Friday morning to a tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, where James Holmes, 24, opened gunfire on audiences dressed as one of the film’s villains, leaving 12 dead and dozens injured.