Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill & Batman v Superman Cast Step Out at London Premiere Despite Belgium Terror Attacks
While the stars did not speak to the media, they walked down the red carpet, waving and smiling at fans in the crowd
Despite canceling its press line due to heightened security following devastating terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, the London premiere of Batman v Superman went on.
While the stars did not speak to the media, they took their time walking down the red carpet, waving and smiling at fans in the crowd. The cast gathered on stage to say a few words before the screening of the film, during which Cavill commented on the crowd’s enthusiasm.
“The energy tonight is absolutely fantastic,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Director Zack Snyder also took the stage with the cast and asked for a moment of silence to honor those affected by the Belgian attacks.
“There is no way to express the sorrow that we feel,” he said.
Following the red carpet, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was screened simultaneously in both the Odeon and Empire cinemas.
Earlier in the day, Warner Bros. released a statement explaining its decision to push through with the premiere.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of recent terrorist attacks, their families and the communities impacted around the world,” said the studio. “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.”
The changes came just hours after devastating bomb attacks on a Brussels airport and metro station that left 32 people dead and 270 injured.
Batman v Superman hits theaters March 25.