AURORA —Christian Bale, star of the last three Batman films, met at the Medical Center of Aurora on Tuesday afternoon with seven patients injured in the mass shooting that occurred during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Hospital interim president Bill Voloch said Bale spent about 2½ hours at the hospital, where he met with five people being treated for their injuries. Two others came from Swedish Medical Center to meet Bale, who stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne.
“The patients were really happy to meet Bale,” Voloch said. “They are obviously big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really pleased to see Bale.”
I tweeted about this yesterday… but I love this move by Bale. I know he’s got a reputation for being a hard-ass, but these victims must have been thrilled to see Bale. Sure, it’s a little weird under the circumstances, because the psycho that did this to them found some sort of sick and twisted inspiration from Bale’s Batman movies. But if you’re committed enough to go to a midnight showing of a movie premiere that you had to wait hours and hours in line for…only to get shot up, you’re pumped to see Bale visiting you in the hospital. I bet these guys were thrilled to get a phone call from Peyton Manning too… another classy move. Bale visiting was probably a nice treat in the midst of a horrible time in their lives.