Published July 15, 2012
Late-night talk show host David Letterman has triggered the wrath of movie fans, after he apparently revealed a key plot twist for the new “The Dark Knight Rises” movie.
During an interview with actress Anne Hathaway -- who plays Catwoman in the film -- Letterman stunned her by apparently revealing part of the plot, which has been kept super-secret by director/writer Christopher Nolan, according to Examiner.com.
During the chat, Letterman said, “"It's not essential to see all the previous installations of Batman, and I think this is it, and in the end, [spoiler here].”
"The wrath you have just invited onto yourself!" said Hathaway to Letterman. Turning to the camera, she addressed Nolan: "Chris, I had no part in it, I'm sorry."
According to the site, it is not known if Letterman’s spoiler is genuine; “The Dark Knight” hits U.S. theaters on July 20. But the blogosphere ignited with fans slamming Letterman.
"Dave has 'OLD TIMERS'' disease. It happens to everyone," commented Mad Hatter 1 on the Huffington Post, while @dirtytea tweeted: "Avoid David Letterman interview with Anne Hathaway, he spoils the ending."
The Hollywood Reporter said it was unlikely Letterman's comments would do significant damage to the blockbuster, according to Examiner.com.