Nolan: Shooting Was a ‘Senseless Tragedy’

Batman series director Christopher Nolan issued a statement in response to the shooting that left 12 dead and more than 70 injured during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. On behalf of the movie’s cast and crew, Nolan expressed their “profound sorrow” for the victims, their families, and the Aurora community. “Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime,” Nolan said. “The movie theatre is my home,” the director continued, “and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.”