Gangster Squad Scene Removed in the Wake of Colorado Shooting

    July 24, 2012
    WebProNews Staff
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“Gangster Squad’ scene depicting a group of gun-totting criminals bursting into a theater and shooting movie-goers has been removed from the version scheduled to arrive this fall. Director Ruben Fleischer’s period drama, which stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi, Sean Penn, and Josh Brolin, explores “LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.” To replace the missing footage, Warner Bros. is ordering reshoots.

The scene in question is also shown in the trailer for the flick, which has been pulled following the events at an Aurora, Colorado showing of the “The Dark Knight Rises”. According to Variety, a few additional changes will be made to the film before its theatrical bow, though it’s unclear whether or not the film will be delayed from its September 7th release date.

MTV is reporting that several television networks are pulling episodes from popular programs that may bear a striking resemblance to last week’s massacre. Although some critics on Twitter are complaining about such behavior, it is, perhaps, a little too soon for some people to see this sort of violence depicted on-screen. Honestly, it’s probably the right thing to do, though it sucks that someone’s vision has to be altered thanks to the actions of one lunatic.

If you’re at all interested in reading what people think of the changes being made to “Gangster Squad”, check out some of the Twitter reactions embedded below. And while I don’t necessarily agree with a lot of things people are saying on the subject, I do understand how these sort of changes can rub some folks the wrong way.

  • Fairfield

    I know it was a horrible thing that happened in colorado. But now they are editing out the theatre scene in Gangster Squad. How about instead of editing scenes out of movies that you edit your gun laws. How is editing the scene of a movie going to change anything. If people don’t want to see Gangster Squad for that particular scene in the movie then they don’t have to go to it. So now the movie is tarnished and Hollywood you just let James Holms win.

  • BetterOffNed

    You are playing directly into the hands of Holmes and giving him more power over your movies than you personally enjoy. I hope you are happy being a tool of this abhorrent gunman.

    • Paul Noel

      did he have a brother named Johnny who played in stag films?


    Not surprising cosidering the liberals that run hollywood and since obama thinks all of america thinks like these brainless hollywood stars

    • Tor

      You’re fucking retarted… Go troll a different forum, how on earth can you correlate O’bama to the actions of Warner Bro’s… People like you should not be aloud to vote.

  • Paul Noel

    now we know where all the kids get there wacky ideas, from the stars who have nothing to lose by making some horriable show shooting up everybody! mabey they should turn those guns on themselves! I pay to see that ha!

    • Yonatan

      Now that is a real mature and thoughtful answer, rather intelligent as well. NOT!!