"Dark Knight Rises" director/co-writer Christopher Nolan has added his voice to the outpouring of sorrow over the tragedy of the shootings that took place at a midnight showing of the highly anticipated film in Aurora, Colorado.

The Oscar nominee released a statement Friday afternoon (July 20), posted by Deadline, in which he addressed the horrific incident and shared in the world's devastation upon learning the news.

"Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community," he wrote. "I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families."

Click here for photos from the scene in Aurora, Colorado.

Nolan's heartfelt sentiments join those previously expressed by President Obama and other celebrities like "Avengers" star Chris Evans, Paramore's Hayley Williams and Jessica Simpson, who were all been shaken by the tragic events.

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