John Boyega confirms his The Rise of Skywalker Script got posted on eBay
Earlier this week, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams shared a story of the time when the film’s script almost got leaked when it was suddenly listed on eBay due to an actor’s carelessness. Fortunately, Disney was alerted about the listing and immediately went into action to remove it from the site.
Because of this revelation, many fans were shocked and got intrigued on which cast member might be the one responsible for the script mishap. And now, a day after Abrams’ appearance on Good Morning America, the culprit has finally come clean on the same show with John Boyega confirming that it was indeed his script that got posted on the auction site for $84. You can check out Boyega’s full interview below!
“I was moving apartments, and I left the script under my bed,” Boyega explained. “I was like, I will leave it under my bed and when I wake up the next morning, I will take it and then move. But then my boys came over and we started partying a little bit. And the script, it just stayed there. And a few weeks after, this cleaner comes in, finds this script and puts it on eBay for like 65 pounds ($84). The person didn’t know the true value.”
Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In addition to directing, Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for release on December 20.