London Premieres of ‘The Mummy,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ Cancelled after Manchester Attack

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Universal Pictures has postponed the U.K. premiere of The Mummy following the Manchester terror attack.

In a statement to Page Six published Thursday, the studio said it had decided to open the Tom Cruise-starring reboot at a later date out of respect for the victims of the tragedy.

“All of us at Universal have been devastated by the terror attack in Manchester and continue to stand with the community and country as it recovers,” the statement said. “Out of respect to those affected by this tragedy we have decided not to move forward with the London premiere for The Mummy scheduled to take place next week.”

The Alex Kurtzman-directed film, which also stars Sofia Boutella, is currently scheduled for release in the U.S. on June 9.

Universal’s decision to move Mummy’s London premiere comes just one day after Warner Bros. announced that the London premiere for Wonder Woman had been called off, according to Variety.

Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot in the title role and Chris Pine. The action-packed DC Comics film hits theaters in the U.S. on June 2.

Monday’s suicide bombing, carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi, killed 22 people, including children and teenagers, as they existed an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

The pop singer suspended the remaining dates on her European tour, including dates in London, Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Switzerland. Refunds will be granted for the canceled shows, the Associated Press reports.

 

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