Christian Bale, star of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' flew to Aurora, Colorado, recently, to visit hospitalized victims of the movie theater massacre and offer condolences, reports the Denver Post.
An assistant to Susan Fleishman, the executive vice president for corporate communications at Warner Bros., told the Denver Post: "Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers."
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a young woman named Emily Sanchez posted the proposal on Facebook and it went viral: “All those kids in the hospital recovering from gunshot wounds at the Batman massacre could use a visit from their hero. I propose we [as in all of Facebook] should make enough noise asking Christian Bale to visit these kids in the hospital dressed in the real Batman outfit. They need to know heroes can be real too, not just the bad guys."
“Dear Christian Bale, please visit the injured children from the movie massacre as Batman. You have the power to be a hero right now, not a movie hero, a real life flesh-and-blood one.”
In a statement released on Saturday, Bale said "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."