Christian Bale Visits Shooting Victims in Aurora

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Christian Bale Visits Shooting Victims in Aurora

Christian Bale, the star of The Dark Knight Rises, is in Colorado visiting victims of the Aurora theater shooting.

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In the wake of the shooting, fans petitioned the actor to visit victims of the shooting. It looks like Bale got the message. The Denver Post reports that the actor is in town.

Bale, who won an Oscar for his role in The Fighter, stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Christopher Nolan's franchise. An assistant for Warner Bros. corporate communications told the Post that "Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers."

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Fans have already started posting images of Bale in Aurora to Twitter.

First pic of Christian Bale at Aurora hospital to meet victims— justinjoseph (@justinjoseph) July 24, 2012

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Warner Bros. Donates to the Cause

Bale might be making the visit to Aurora on his own, but that doesn't mean Warner Bros. isn't reaching out too. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio will make a "substantial" donation to charities supporting the theater shooting victims.

The studio will be giving its money to, a branch of Colorado's Community First Foundation, which will distribute money across various charities dedicated to the shooting victims.

The studio isn't publicly announcing the sum of its donations, which to us, makes the gesture that much more genuine.

What do you think about how the actor's and studio behind The Dark Knight Rises have rallied around the Aurora community? Let us know in the comments.

Neha Prakash contributed to the reporting of this article.

Photo by Ron Phillips/Warner Bros. Pictures

This story originally published on Mashable here.