Christian Bale, who plays Batman in the newly released The Dark Knight Rises, has issued a statement in response to news of the tragic shootings that left 12 dead and another 59 injured in the town of Aurora, Colorado Friday morning.
“Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them,” said Bale.
In a town that has been traumatized by the horrific tragedy that took place at a midnight showing of the film, now Twitter users are hoping to bring some joy to Aurora and have been using the #BaleOutAurora hashtag to call for the Oscar winning actor to come visit the injured children at the hospital in his Batman costume.
The movement got a push Friday night by Denver station KDVR who encouraged users to “Tweet #BaleOutAurora” to join in.
The campaign was set off by a Facebook post that was screencapped and began trending online, saying that Bale can help to let kids know "Heroes can be real too, not just the bad guys."
No word yet if Bale - or Batman - plans to make an appearance.