Update: CNN Political Desk’s Justin Lear has Tweeted that Warner Bros. will not cancel any screenings:
Warner Brothers tells CNN that they will NOT cancel any “The Dark Knight Rises” screenings.#AuroraShooting
— Justin Lear (@CNNJustin) July 20, 2012
Warner Bros. studios is considering canceling screenings of The Dark Knight Rises following this morning’s shooting at an Aurora, Colorado theater playing a midnight showing of the new film.
Executives at the Hollywood studio were gathered at the Burbank offices from the middle of the night, struggling with whether to alter roll-out plans for the second-biggest release in movie history.
An executive told TheWrap that Warner was watching the situation and still considering whether to take further measures beyond cancelling the Paris premiere, including cancelling screenings at theater chains.
Discussions about possible cancellations are expected to continue through today and into the weekend.
Earlier, the studio had released a statement expressing its grief over the incident, nothing that “Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
h/t The Wrap
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