Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams appeared on Good Morning America yesterday and confirmed that a real copy of the final script has leaked. It seems that one of the actors involved with the film left the script under the bed of their hotel room where an employee of the hotel found it, took it and put it up for sale on eBay.
“One of our actors, I won’t say which one — I want to, but I won’t — left it under their bed and it was found by someone who was cleaning their place,” Abrams confirmed in an interview. “And it was given to someone else, who then went to sell it on eBay.”
.@starwars launched 42 years ago. And 24 days from now, the final chapter will be revealed in theaters! We are THRILLED to have director @jjabrams with us this morning — and he’s sharing an EXCLUSIVE clip from #TheRiseOfSkywalker! pic.twitter.com/gOfUTGWzpW
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 25, 2019
Thankfully, Disney was quick enough to stop the leak by buying the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script from the seller on eBay Abrams confirmed.
“Someone at the company said, ‘You know, there’s a script that looks like it’s a legitimate script that’s for sale on eBay.’ They got it back before it sold. With all of that security, you’ve got to be careful,” Abrams continued.
As the last film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is shrouded in secrecy. There’s no doubt that a leak would have been disastrous for the company and would probably have affected box office sales, especially since it would have spoilt the ending.
While some leaks have made it onto sites like Reddit, 4Chan and Youtube, it’s hard to tell if any of the information provided is actually true.