Actors who spoiled upsetting plot twists

Michael Keaton dropped the mother of all spoilers while promoting Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film. During an interview with David Letterman, the two started delving into Batman’s origin story and his connection with the Joker. In the midst of their conversation, Keaton seemingly forgot that the audience was there for a second, because he got a bit carried away and revealed that the Joker was actually the mysterious man who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents years ago. This, of course, was not an element of existing Batman mythology, invented as a plot twist for the ’89 film.

Needless to say, this was a shock for both Letterman and his audience, and Keaton quickly followed up with, “I’m kind of blowing the plot here.” But by that point, the damage had been done, and the audience was probably a little disappointed. However, the spoiler clearly didn’t affect the success of the film, which went on to make $411 million worldwide, revitalize the comic industry, and help define superhero…

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