Anne Hathaway on Late Show, with David Letterman (inset)
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David Letterman had better not set foot in Gotham City.
SPOILER ALERT: READ NO FURTHER if you plan to see The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy – or if you have friends or family who intend to see The Dark Knight Rises, or if you do not want so much as a hint about the end of The Dark Knight Rises!
Okay, now that nobody is left reading ...
During an interview with Anne Hathaway
, who slipped into the Catwoman suit for the film, on the Late Show
Thursday, Letterman revealed a vital plot point – which may or may not actually be true – by saying that Batman dies in the end of the film.
"Dave!" uttered a surprised-looking Hathaway after she took a breathless pause. "I just want you to know the wrath that you have just invited onto yourself. Chris [Nolan], I had no part in it, I'm sorry."
The blogosphere reacted with outrage. Beyond the usual "Letterman sucks" (from a JennaT
), the Mad Hatter 1
wrote: "Dave has 'OLD TIMERS' disease. It happens to everyone."
Taking the bull by the horns, Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm
posted: "I'm not watching it but apparently people are telling me David Letterman SPOILED the ending of The Dark Knight Rises." Later, Sciretta added: "1. no idea what he said. 2. he probably screened the film before his interview with Hathaway 3. i have no idea how it ends so can't verify."
Whether any of this will ultimately affect the movie still remains to be seen. But even so, noted the Hollywood Reporter
, "With The Dark Knight Rises
tracking north of $160 million for its opening weekend, there's little chance Letterman's statements could hurt its box office."