Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” doesn't arrive in theaters until Dec. 20, but some savvy fans almost got a chance to find out the conclusion to the Skywalker saga early.
Disney and Lucasfilm go through great lengths to keep anticipated movies shrouded in secrecy, but director J.J. Abrams revealed to Good Morning America Monday that a real script ended up 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 said. “It was then given to someone else who went to sell it on eBay.”
A Disney employee spotted the for-sale item before anyone could get their hands on it and “got it back before it sold,” Abrams explained. “With all the security, you have to be careful.”
Abrams also shared that “Rise of Skywalker” went through routine reshoots and wasn't completed until Sunday.
“You see something and think, 'That could be clearer, that could be a little better.' If you have ability to fix the piece, you take advantage of that,” he said.
Being tasked to … — Rebecca Rubin/@Variety