Aurora theatre shooting: Families of the affected want Warner Bros. to donate to victims

Colorado News

AURORA, Colo.– The Joker movie has gotten the attention of a group of Coloradans who are asking Warner Brothers to donate money raised from the film to charities that help victims of gun violence.

A letter to Warner Brothers was written by family members of the 12 people killed and 70 injured when a gunman opened fire in an Aurora movie theater seven years ago.

The 2012 shooting happened during a showing of the Batman film, The dark knight rises in aurora.

The Joker character did not appear in that movie, but the upcoming R-rated origin film is getting attention for its gritty portrayal of realistic violence.

The Aurora shooter was also widely compared to the Batman nemesis after he appeared in court with brightly dyed hair.

The theater where the shooting happened is not planning to show the movie.

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