Warner Bros. has responded to a letter from family members and friends of the victims of 2012's mass shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. The initial letter was inspired by WB's upcoming Joker film, which centers on a version of the Joker's descent into violence, and calls for WB to use its resources to take action for stronger gun control laws.
Here's Warner Bros.' response, via Variety:
“Gun violence in our society is a critical issue, and we extend our deepest sympathy to all victims and families impacted by these tragedies. Our company has a long history of donating to victims of violence, including Aurora, and in recent weeks, our parent company joined other business leaders to call on policymakers to enact bi-partisan legislation to address this epidemic. At the same time, Warner Bros. believes that one of the functions of storytelling is to provoke difficult conversations around complex issues.”
Joker is due out in theaters October 4.