Warner Bros. confirms that trailers for Gangster Squad have been pulled from theaters after the shooting at The Dark Knight Rises screening in Aurora, Colorado. The trailer is currently in the process of being re-cut and edited before it will appear again on YouTube and in theaters. Originally, the trailer depicted a group of men in trench coats firing through a movie screen into an audience. This scene sickeningly resembles the mass killing at the Colorado midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises where 12 people were killed and 58 injured.
Warner Bros. is also discussing pushing back the movie release date to distance itself from this tragic event. According to The Los Angles Times, the possibility of editing the movie scene so that it is less prominent in the film is also being discussed. Gangster Squad, starring Ryan Gosling and Sean Penn, was originally scheduled for release on September 7. ~Isabelle Khoo