And now Warner Bros. is also delaying Gangster Squad because of the Colorado shooting

And now Warner Bros. is also delaying Gangster Squad because of the Colorado shooting

The horror of the Aurora shooting forced Warner Bros. to make a difficult decision about the upcoming Gangster Squadeither delay the film from its September start date to allow current, raw-nerved sensitivities to abate somewhat, or dissociate it from the actions of a notoriety-seeking madman by allowing those actions to impact yet another movie that will long outlive him. Initially it chose the latter, opting to change completely a climactic sequence that involves a shooting in Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Now it's chosen both: The studio is postponing Gangster Squad to a possible January 2013 release date, depending on how quickly they can reassemble the cast for reshoots, and when the production crew can come up with a replacement scene—such as Ryan Gosling's cops and Sean Penn's mobsters tossing their Tommy guns aside and settling their differences via an old-fashioned game of dodgeball. Everyone likes dodgeball, right? Nobody can complain about dodgeball. 

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