John Boyega accidentally leaked the entire Rise of Skywalker script on eBay

Cal Jeffrey

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Somehow a full and authentic script for The Rise of Skywalker ended up for sale on eBay recently. The folks at Lucasfilm were shocked, but fortunately, a Disney staffer came to the rescue and bought the script before it could get into anyone else’s hands.

Entertainment Weekly reported that Director J.J. Abrams said that an actor had left the script under his bed, and a housekeeper found it and gave it away. That third-party presumably put it up on eBay to make a quick buck. Abrams made a point of not mentioning which actor made the flub, but it turns out it was John Boyega.

Boyega, who plays Finn in the final (or not so final) three episodes, admitted to Good Morning America that he was the one to blame. The actor said that he forgot that he had left his script under the bed because he was “partying.”

“I was moving apartments, and I left the script under my bed. 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. 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 [about $85].”

Disney and Lucasfilm take the secrecy of the films seriously. Mark Hamill told Polygon in 2016 that for The Last Jedi, he would get his script in the morning then, after shooting for the day, staffers took the pages away and shredded them.

“You have security lines you have to walk through, both to and from set,” said the man that everybody knows as Luke Skywalker. “And, not to mention, you have to wear these big monk hoods to protect your costume from drones.”

So Boyega was justifiably scared when he discovered that he lost the full script, but it remains unclear if he faced any punishment other than a sharp reprimand from Mickey Mouse.

“It was scary, I got calls from every official,” Boyega said. “Even Mickey Mouse called me, ‘What did you do?’”

It is also puzzling why Boyega was allowed to not only have a full script but also was permitted to take it off-set. We may never know, as I'm sure Disney just wants to put a lid on the whole thing and get on with the release coming December 20.

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umbala

TS Maniac
The whole story sounds like complete BS. First he says he put the script under his bed for reading the next morning and forgot it. What did he read the next morning when he didn't have the script? Didn't even bother looking for it? Then he says a housekeeper found it a couple of weeks later. Then this mysterious housekeeper puts the script on eBay for a Disney staffer to find and buy. What unimaginable luck!
 

SolarisGuru

TS Booster
I totally imagined Bret Iwan calling up John Boyega and in his best Mickey Mouse voice, he says...

"John, you really ****ed up this time."

-standard Mickey chuckle-

"Donald is on his way to take care of this."

John slams down the phone and briskly exits via the fire escape, down the back of the building and flees down an alley.

Meanwhile, back at John's new apartment, an anthropomorphic Donald Duck shows up in a black suit and shades and kicks the door down.
 

Plutoisaplanet

TS Addict
I totally imagined Bret Iwan calling up John Boyega and in his best Mickey Mouse voice, he says...

"John, you really ****ed up this time."

-standard Mickey chuckle-

"Donald is on his way to take care of this."

John slams down the phone and briskly exits via the fire escape, down the back of the building and flees down an alley.

Meanwhile, back at John's new apartment, an anthropomorphic Donald Duck shows up in a black suit and shades and kicks the door down.
That was awesome, keep going!
 
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VitalyT

Russ-Puss
He is just as disreputable in real life as he is on screen. His character is a coward, a lair and a deserter. And he is annoying as hell. He is the very reason I hated the new Star Wars, just couldn't watch him clown around all the time. Beats me how possibly Rey could have taken a liking to that clown, it makes no sense.
 

Theinsanegamer

TS Evangelist
Not having yet seen Mandalorian I can honestly say Rogue One is the only watchable SW film or show I've seen in over 20 years. I intend to check out Mandalorian very soon though.
All the Disney movies suffer the same thing: Atrocious writing. World building is a horrifying concept for Kennedy's writers. Characters develop skills and knowledge from thin air, the script hemorrhages plot contrivances and story gaps, and the pacing arbitrarily moves forward when the director needs it to, regardless if the characters have any motivation or the information needed to progress the story.

Rouge one benefits from a satisfying third act, something the other Disney movies lack, and new characters that differ in some way from the established main cast. Even then, the first 2/3rds are terribly paces, with one note personalities and no motivation other then "hey look, the plot is moving, lets follow!"

Even if the mandalorian is decent, I'm not paying another subscription just to watch it, and since TLJ came out, I just cant bring myself to care about anything Star wars related anymore. Especially now that menstruating orgy planets and coca-cola are cannon.
 

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