Two big movie premieres in London have been cancelled in light of the Manchester bombing.
The star-filled debuts of “Wonder Woman” on May 31 and “The Mummy” on June 1 have been cancelled due to security concerns.
The threat level in England has been raised to the highest threat level, “critical,” in the wake of the terror attack outside of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May raised the threat level on Tuesday, saying another terrorist attack may be “imminent.”
“Wonder Woman” stars including Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright were scheduled to walk the red carpet at the premiere and participate in a press junket to kick off the superhero movie’s European release.
A rep for Warner Bros. confirmed the cancellation, releasing the following statement to ET Canada:
“Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragedy in the UK. In light of the current situation, we will not be proceeding with our plans for the ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere and junket activities in London.”
“Wonder Woman” is the latest event to be affected in the wake of the attack and heightened security situation in the UK.
Universal Pictures said their cancellation of “The Mummy” premiere was “out of respect” to the victims of the attack. “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 studio said in a statement published by The Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
A London parade celebrating Chelsea FC’s Premier League victory and the traditional changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace was also cancelled. British act Take That postponed their performance in Liverpool and vowed extra security would be in place for their next show, something the organizers behind the annual Glastonbury concert festival in July have also promised.
On Tuesday, planned promotional fireworks and an event promoting Disney’s “Cars 3” at the Cannes Film Festival were cancelled.