‘Batman v Superman’ Red Carpet Canceled At London Premiere After Brussels Attacks
Warner Bros. has announced that it has canceled the red carpet at Tuesday’s London premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice following the terrorist attacks in Brussels. The movie, however, will still be screened, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and more of the film’s stars on hand.
As Gossip Cop reported earlier, more than 30 people were killed, and nearly 200 more injured, after bombings at a Brussels airport and metro station. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Following red carpet premieres of Batman v Superman in New York, China and Mexico, the cast of the comic book film were expected to gather in London’s Leicester Square on Tuesday to pose for photos and speak to the press. But due to heightened safety concerns in Europe, as well as out of respect for the victim’s of the Brussels attacks, the red carpet has been called off.
The main event, however, will continue as planned. “Our hearts go out to the victims of recent terrorist attacks, their families and the communities impacted around the world,” Warner Bros. said in a statement. “Rather than yield to terror, we’ve decided to join the film’s fans and move forward with the London premiere of Batman v Superman this evening.” The movie opens in theaters across much of the world on Friday.