Last week, Star Wars fans were surprised to hear J.J. Abrams’ revelation about an Episode IX script that was put up on eBay and almost got sold. Eventually, John Boyega, who plays Finn in The Rise of Skywalker, admitted that it was his script. Needless to say, some people are using this to poke fun with the actor, and even got some of the Star Wars cast making light of the situation.
Taking to Twitter, Mark Hamill recently shared an edited photo of President Donald Trump. Boyega then retweeted his post adding the side-eye emoji. However, Hamill saw this as an opportunity to joke about the incident, saying that the edited Trump photo was used to distract fans about the lost script.
Son???- I only posted this to distract from the story of someone who moved apartments after leaving a #StarWars script under their bed. It was later sold on Ebay. What kind of halfwit would do that?!!?— Mark HoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) December 2, 2019
I'll DM you when they find the bonehead who would do such a thing.?- dad https://t.co/YB5FRQK5hO
If you weren’t aware of how Boyega lost the script, the actor revealed on Good Morning America that he left the said script under his bed when he was moving apartments at the time. He originally intended to take it in the morning the following day, but his friends came over and “started partying a little bit.” Boyega admitted that the script “just stayed there.” A few weeks later, a cleaner comes in, found the script, and gave it to someone who put it up for sale on eBay. Boyega claimed the person intended to sell it for 65 pounds.
Fortunately, a staff from Disney found it just in time before it gets to the hands of someone irresponsible enough to leak it or use it for other purposes.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.