The London premiere of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will continue as planned following the terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday.
However, Warner Bros. decided to cancel the red carpet press line of the latest DC movie in light of the heightened security concerns and in respect to the victims of the bombings, Variety wrote.
In a statement, the studio said: “Our hearts go out to the victims of recent terrorist attacks, their families and the communities impacted around the world. 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.”
Actors Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) are expected to attend the screening at Odeon Leicester Square in London, so as director Zack Snyder.
Europe is on heightened alert following the twin bombings at the Brussels airport and at a metro station in Belgium. The terror attacks killed at least 30 people and injured more than 230 others, CNN reported. It is deadliest attacks in Belgium since World War II. The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the atrocity.
“Batman v. Superman” opens in cinemas in Europe on Wednesday (Mar 23), including in Belgium. According to The Hollywood Reporter, many theaters in Brussels were closed Tuesday in light of the terrorist attacks. It is unclear when these cinemas will reopen.
The New York City premiere of “Batman v Superman” took place on Sunday. The film is expected to earn more than $300 million globally in its opening weekend.
Meanwhile, authorities are still hunting for suspects of the two explosions at the Brussels airport and another at a busy metro station in the Belgian capital.
Fox News reported that more explosive devices were turned up as police raided homes across the country as the manhunt continues to a third suspect believed to have survived the coordinated bombings in the city.