The grand Star Wars finale Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker finally hits theatres next month – the last Star Wars movie since the series began in 1977. Preceding its release, the story is being guarded with utmost jealousy – we still have no idea what this movie is going to be about. Even the trailer was carefully cut to make sure nothing revealed the plot.
In its bid to protect the plot, Disney has been employing a number of secrecy tactics. For one thing, there were only a handful of scripts ever printed, and the stars that received them filmed their scenes out of order.
Critics aren’t even allowed to see the film before release and yet, somehow, somewhere, a person acquired the script and put it up on Ebay.
@TomHolland1996 is in Star Wars now?
— Joshua Leizerman (@jleizerman) November 25, 2019
Director J.J Abrams said in an interview with Good Morning America that Disney was really paranoid and took heaps of precautions.
“They had only a handful of scripts and they were printed on crazy, uncopyable paper. And then one of our actors, and I’m not going to say which one—I want to, but I won’t—left it under their bed.”
“Uncopyable paper” sounds like some jedi-level tech, and I have no idea what it means.
While Abrams saved the celeb from eternal shame, they came out anyway and to no one’s surprise, John Boyega is the one who lost the script.
Disney has just released a statement that he is too busy to be in future Star wars movies.
— Jake Johnson (@JacobyJ56) November 27, 2019
Apparently he left it under his bed in his apartment when a few friends came over to party, and he forgot about it.
“Then a few weeks after a cleaner comes in, finds the script and then puts it on eBay for, like, 65 pounds ($125). So the person didn’t know the true value,” Boyega told Good Morning America.
“Someone at the company said, ‘There’s a script that looks like a legit script that’s for sale on eBay,'” Abrams said in a seperate interview.
Hilariously, Disney had to go and get the script back – and honestly, I would hate to be the person who has to answer to Disney’s wrath.
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