Star Wars movie productions are usually locked down more watertight than a frog's butthole, so for something like this to leak out was a major deal. And we should have known we could never trust an ex-Stormtrooper!
"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 told GMA.
Early tracking for the box office for "Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker" is showing that the final chapter in the "Star Wars Saga" has the potential of making somewhere between $175 million and $200 million for its domestic opening weekend. During his interview, Boyega came clean about what happened.
Are you at all surprised that John Boyega was the one who lost his script?
"I was moving apartments, and I left the script under my bed", Boyega said Wednesday. "So the person didn't know the true value", he added. When a Disney employee caught sight of it, they purchased the script immediately. And a few weeks after, this cleaner comes in, finds this script and puts it on EBay for like 65 pounds.
Then Boyega joked, "And I thought, this is a great opportunity for fans to read the movie before they see it. Maybe I'm onto something", but there were definitely repercussions from the House of Mouse.
"It was scary, I got calls from every official", said Boyega.
As a filmmaker, working on episode IX, amazingly, nothing that he did in Last Jedi got in the way of things that we had talked about wanting to do down the line, ideas that I had about where things might go, so...it wasn't like his story somehow derailed the things I wanted to pursue.
Disney's The Rise of Skywalker starts its worldwide rollout on December 18 and could take up to US$200 million (RM834 million) at the North American box office on its opening weekend, according to Variety. Hopefully, Boyega doesn't have any more parties with his boys between now and then.