Since the tragic The Dark Knight Rises midnight shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the hands of James Holmes, the cast of the film has been wiped off of the press tour, declining interviews and keeping out of sight as the world mourns for the victims and families in Aurora, Colorado.
However, it looks like Batman himself, Christian Bale, is taking things into his own hands. Following Bale’s statement on Friday, stating, “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.” Bale is taking it upon himself to show up in Aurora to visit those shooting victims that sustained injuries after The Dark Knight Rises shooting, which left 12 dead, and 58 injured.
Since Bale has some free time after the cancellation of the press tour and other premieres, he’s making some time to visit the victims in Aurora, and Warner Bros confirmed it for The Denver Post. Following The Dark Knight Rises shooting in Aurora, Colorado, a petition was started online urging Bale to visit the victims to lessen their pain.
The campaign originated by Facebook user Jonathan Jared Adams reads as follows:
Hey Facebook, I have an idea … All those kids in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds at the Batman massacre could use a visit from their hero. I propose we (as in all of Facebook) should make enough noise asking Christian Bale to visit these kids in the hospital dressed in the real Batman outfit. They need to know heroes can be real, too, not just the bad guys. Not asking anything fancy from you, if you read this, share it on your wall. If you want to go the extra mile, post it in other sites as well. Show the kids there really are heroes.
Dear Christian Bale, please visit the injured children from the movie massacre as Batman. You have the power to be a hero right now —not a movie hero, a real flesh and blood one. Sincerely, Everyone
In just a few hours the post had 782 shares and over 1,500 Facebook likes. Looks like Christian Bale is a hero without the Batman garb.