'The Rise of Skywalker' Is Coming
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20th, and fans are beside themselves with excitement to see how the epic Skywalker saga comes to an end. Are you ready to say goodbye to Rey, Poe, and Finn? Or Princess Leia? It's safe to say that things will be getting more than a little emotional.
However, fans were emotional for a different reason this week, when it came out that an actual script for Rise of Skywalker was nearly sold on eBay.
A Script Leak
While on Good Morning America on Monday, director J.J. Abrams revealed that a script was stolen from an unnamed cast member.
"The security is insane. The company, they were really nervous about anything getting out, and so they only had a handful of scripts, and they were printed on crazy uncopyable paper…
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.
It was given to someone else, who then went to sell it on eBay.
Someone at the company said, ‘You know, there’s a script that looks like it’s a legit script for sale on eBay.'
They got it back before it sold.”
Did this person really think they could get a fast one passed Disney?
A New Clip
While they were able to stop the script from leaking, Disney did give fans the next best thing: a new look at the film.
In the clip, Finn, Rey, Poe, Chewie, and the droids are on the run from Storm Troopers, who can apparently fly now. Add some banter and a desert location, and you've got some classic Star Wars magic.
The fact that the main trio will be spending more time together in this film is a huge relief -- bring that charisma together and they'll definitely save the galaxy.
The Last Movie For A While?
However, fans also need to brace themselves for the fact that Rise of Skywalker will be the last Star Wars film for a while.
Disney CEO Bob Iger told Bloomberg "We will take a pause, some time, and reset.because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus."
Luke Skywalker himself agrees. According to Mark Hamill,
"I’m not gonna tell them how to run their business, but is there a possibility of ‘Star Wars fatigue’? Yeah, I think there is. I’ve experienced it, to a certain degree. But they never listen to my ideas anyway, so who needs ‘em?"
Rise of Skywalker hits theaters December 20, so grab your tickets now!