Two London premieres cancelled in the wake of Manchester attack
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The red-carpet premieres for both The Mummy and Wonder Woman have been cancelled as a result of Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester. They were scheduled to take place in London’s Leicester Square on June 1st and June 2nd, and have become the latest in a number of cancelled events across the country. Universal Studios released a statement saying that they are “devastated by the terror attack in Manchester and continue to stand with the community as the country recovers.” They went on to say that their planned premiere for The Mummy would not take place “out of respect to those affected by this tragedy.” Warner Bros released a similar statement saying that they will “not be proceeding with our plans for the Wonder Woman premiere and junket activities in London.” The films will now release as standard with Wonder Woman opening in the UK on June 1st and The Mummy on June 9th. This news comes after singer Ariana Grande, who performed at the Manchester Arena on the night of the attack, decided to cancel the rest of her European tour up until June 5th, which included two dates in London. Also cancelling are Take That at a concert in Liverpool and Chelsea football club, as they announced their Premier League victory parade would no longer be taking place this coming Sunday. Security measures have been considerably stepped up around the country in the days following the attack, with the UK terror threat level being raised from “severe” to “critical". With the threat of another attack clearly being a major concern for the authorities, it is no wonder that many events have been delayed or cancelled entirely. However, the planned Parklife Festival in Manchester will continue to go ahead next month according to the event’s organisers, who said their thoughts remain with “those affected as well as the emergency services working tirelessly to keep us safe.” Hopefully the country will continue to recover over the coming weeks as more details of Monday night’s attack continue to surface.
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