WB pulls a ‘Gangster Squad’ trailer starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn, which features a scene where gangsters shoot up a movie theater. This trailer was unfortunately shown this morning, even after ‘Dark Knight Rises’ shooting in Aurora last night.
Warner Bros. has pulled a badly timed Gangster Squad trailer, which showed men opening fire in a movie theater. Our sister site Deadline was the first to report this preview, which was airing in movie theaters across the US this morning.
“At 6 AM, Warner Bros started notifying the theater circuits to pull the offensive Gangster Squad trailer. That is being done all over North America today. Meanwhile, Warner Bros’ marketing department is scrambling to get out its second-generation Gangster Squad trailer already in the works. This new trailer, without the movie theater scene, will be swapped out for the offensive one within a week,” reports Nikki Finke.
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, and Josh Brolin star in the gangster movie. The film, set in 1949, is about a Mafia godfather who runs Los Angeles. The offensive scene has four men in trenchcoats shooting automatic weapons into the audience.
So did the Aurora victims at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises see this clip prior to their own real life massacre that left 71 people shot and 12 dead? Despite previous reports to the contrary, the WB told E! News that the clip did not run at the tragic Aurora midnight showing last night.
More on the shooting:
- ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Midnight Shooting — 12 Killed In Colorado Theater
- Paris Premiere Of ‘Dark Knight’ Cancelled After Colorado Shooting
- ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooter James Holmes ‘Said He Was The Joker’