Several major Hollywood entertainment companies have said they are suspending movie releases in Russia in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
arner Bros, Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Company all announced decisions on Monday night as Russian military forces continued their attacks on Ukrainian cities.
Violence continues to rage across the region, with thousands of citizens forced to flee their homes across the country’s borders.
Warner Bros. has said it is pausing the release of its highly-anticipated superhero blockbuster The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz.
Due to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia is suspending the release of Batman feature films in Russia.
“We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops. We hope for a speedy and peaceful resolution to this tragedy. “
Sony Pictures also announced the postponement of screenings of its films in Russia, including the vampire superhero, Morbius.
A spokesperson for SPE said: “Due to the ongoing military action in Ukraine and the ongoing uncertainty and humanitarian crisis in that area, we will be suspending planned theatrical operations. in Russia, including the upcoming release of Morbius”.
To my friends and family in Ukraine – my heart breaks that this conflict has escalated in such a brutal way. Please be as careful and safe as possible. Sending thoughts to you and your loved ones during this tumultuous and tumultuous time. pic.twitter.com/UXyu0lOzNa
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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected and hope this crisis will be resolved quickly.”
Earlier, the film’s star Jared Leto urged his family and friends entangled in the “devastating” conflict to stay “as safe as possible”.
“Sending thoughts to you and your loved ones during this time of turmoil and disruption,” he tweeted.
As hostilities continued, thousands of Ukrainian citizens were forced to flee their homes across the country’s borders.
Along with pausing the release of its films, Disney said it will work with NGO partners to provide “emergency assistance and other humanitarian assistance” to refugees.
“Due to the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are suspending theatrical release of films in Russia, including Pixar’s upcoming Turning Red,” a statement posted online of the company said.
“We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation.
“Meanwhile, given the scale of the refugee crisis emerging, we are working with our NGO partners to provide emergency assistance and other humanitarian assistance to refugees. .”
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