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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder on Tuesday asked for a moment of silence at the tentpole’s London premiere.
Warner Bros. moved forward with its premiere of the superhero movie, but canceled the red carpet in light of the twin bombings in Belgium at the Brussels airport and a metro station that killed dozens and injured hundreds earlier in the day.
“On behalf of Warner Bros, our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims and their families,” said the filmmaker at the event. “There is no way to express the sorry that we feel. Can we take a moment?”
The studio said earlier in a statement: “Our hearts go out to the victims of recent terrorist attacks, their families and the communities impacted around the world. 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.”
Despite the heightened alert in Europe following the terror attacks, the crowds weren’t deterred from London’s cinema heartland at Leicester Square, which began to gather early Tuesday afternoon.
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