John Boyega is the one responsible for the Star Wars 9 script leak that hit eBay earlier this year. Lucasfilm and Disney take secrecy surrounding the Star Wars universe very seriously. So when they found out that a legit script from one of the most anticipated movies of the last decade was on eBay, it was a real emergency. J.J. Abrams revealed that the script was real earlier this week, though he would not reveal who was responsible for the debacle.
Finn actor John Boyega is now taking credit for The Rise of Skywalker script finding its way on eBay. The actor sheepishly admitted to it during a recent interview promoting the final installment in the Skywalker Saga.
John Boyega has pretty much entered the ranks of the MCU's Tom Holland or Mark Ruffalo in terms of spoilers, but he lucked out big time. Boyega explains.
"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. 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."
Disney and Lucasfilm were alerted to the situation and quickly sprung into action. "They got it back before it sold," notes J.J. Abrams. As for John Boyega, he was pretty nervous when he found out about the whole thing. "It was scary, I got calls from every official," he said, jokingly adding, "Even Mickey Mouse called me, 'What did you do?!'" There have been some potential leaks from Star Wars 9, but nothing has been confirmed and no one is sure if it can be traced back to the script in question.
Mark Hamill has talked about how the secrecy surrounding the Star Wars universe can be a bit annoying at times. The actor was on the set of History's Knightfall in Prague when some rewrites from The Rise of Skywalker were delivered to him on the famous copy-proof red paper, which apparently is not a lot of fun to read. Hamill says the rewritten pages were hand-delivered and then he had to give them back so that the Lucasfilm executive could safely return them.
While Mark Hamill wasn't able to keep his version of the script, it appears that John Boyega was able to and he more than likely will not be able to do the same if he ever does anything Star Wars-related ever again. Both Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland have found themselves in hot water over spoilers, but it appears that Boyega got out of the situation unscathed. You can watch him tell the story below, thanks to the Good Morning America Twitter account.