Guys, David Letterman is a professional talk show host. He has been doing this job longer than some of you have been alive. Of course he didn’t accidentally spoil the ending of The Dark Knight Rises last night! If that had been the case, why hasn’t he been spoiler-ing movies this whole time? What, did he suddenly just go insane? “Of course, Batman is dead in the end,” Letterman joked during his interview with Anne Hathaway Thursday evening. “I just want you to know the wrath that you have just invited onto yourself,” Anne laughed, turning to the cameras and apologizing to director Christopher Nolan. “Chris, I had no part in it, I’m sorry.” When the Interwebs have been a buzz with rumors about his possible blunder, we’d like to point on some key factors that make us believe Dave’s faux pas was just a crack ‘em up joke:
- Dave is literally laughing when he says it.
- Anne reacts with an eye roll, rather than a look of complete shock and horror. Also, are we correct in thinking that the look she shoots Letterman is completely adorable? We watched the video thrice just to see her give him the most winsome stink eye.
- Dave immediately admits he’s joking and tells everyone to settle down, without looking at all stricken or guilty.
- Dave wants to continue to have guests on his show, and blowing up their film’s spot on national TV would definitely hurt that goal.
To be fair, the fact Letterman said Batman doesn’t die is also technically a spoiler, but we’re pretty sure Dave didn’t ruin anything for us. If we’re wrong, you can *spoiler alert* pick us up and break our backs over your knee like Bane does to Batman in the comics. Does it count as a spoiler if we remember it from childhood? You can’t spoiler the past, ya’ll!