Batman v Superman London Premiere Cancels Red Carpet Interviews Following Brussels Attacks
The changes come hours after horrific bomb attacks on a Brussels airport and metro station that has left at least 31 people dead and 187 injured
PEOPLE has confirmed that the press line for the premiere, which is being held at Odeon Leicester Square, has been canceled, and that the cast and filmmakers will not be speaking with reporters in the run-up to the event.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of recent terrorist attacks, their families and the communities impacted around the world,” the studio said in a statement. “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 come hours after horrific bomb attacks on a Brussels airport and metro station that has left at least 31 people dead and 187 injured.
Three bombs were detonated – two at Zaventem Airport’s Departures Hall and another, an hour later, at the Maalbeek Metro Station near the headquarters of the European Union.
Know Right Now: Brussels Still Under Highest Terror Alert
At least 11 were killed at Zaventem Airport, while another 20 were pronounced dead at the metro station.
The attacks come in the wake of the arrest of Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam on Friday, and following anti-terror raids. Brussels had been on a level three terror alert, amid concerns that a large network of terrorists remained at large, and authorities raised the level to its highest level four in the wake of the explosions on Tuesday.
• Reporting by PHILIP BOUCHER