Batman Shooting in Colorado: Christopher Nolan Comments

Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises director, has made his first public comments on the Aurora, Colo., "Batman Massacre."

In a statement on the Dark Knight Rises Facebook page, the director says:

"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. 

I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime.