A leak about Star Wars: Episode IX has emerged on social media from a movie extra, which has split the fandom on whether to believe it or not.
The problem with movie leaks is sometimes you just don’t know what to believe. It’s why we always write “this is not confirmed,” or “take it with a pinch of salt,” whenever we discuss Star Wars: Episode IX, or any other Star Wars franchise, leaks. Because they could turn out to be complete garbage in the end.
This could happen because the scene may have been changed, reshoots do happen. We all know about the Rogue One reshoots. So if there were any leaks surrounding those scenes before reshooting they became virtually worthless.
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There is always the worst-case scenario as well. When someone just makes something up because they just want attention. So it’s no wonder we are skeptical sometimes when leaks emerge, especially those that appear a bit too good to be true.
And that is exactly what has happened here with the most recent Star Wars: Episode IX leak that emerged on Reddit. When a user, who appeared on set as an extra, gave a detailed account of the events that happened.
Now, this could be 100 percent genuine. And if so, my thanks to the original poster for sharing the information. But I am skeptical of its authenticity, and I’m clearly not the only one. Many fans have read the leak and questioned its validity.
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And it’s because it is just a bit too good to be true. Normally, we never get this level of detail. Usually, we get, “then we were told something was attacking from the sky and we have to run.” Or “someone entered the room, I don’t know their character name because they used code names.” It’s normally very low key, with as little detail as possible.
Instead, here is what the redditor wrote:
"Now: Poe, Finn and chewbacca enter with other members of the resistance and members of our group. They are greeted by Dom Monaghan (who is wearing a very cool costume). Naomi Ackie is here as Veranada (Vera) Calrissian. There is no mention of a formal leader but they seem to be more in leadership roles. They discuss a recent skirmish that happened while the resistance arrived to the planet. They seem to slightly be at odds. Poe confronts Dom’s character and Dom laughs. He is a complex character it would seem, he may have lost a friend or something in this skirmish, get is livid but excited. Naomi’s character says they found something valuable at the cost of losing several soldiers. Enters an accompanied horse with several children masks on. A body is seated with a bag over their head. He gets dropped down. Revealed to be a cowering Domnhall (general Hux). He admits surrender and is searched by Domenic who prods him with an instrument and taunts him. To Naomi’s characters displeasure. This is near the end of act 1"
There is a lot to digest there, especially for a leak coming from an extra on a set.
It’s even more questionable when the leak comes from extras. Because they run the risk of never getting hired again. Usually, there is a confidentiality clause somewhere in their agreement about revealing details about what they filmed. With penalties ranging from termination of current, or future, contracts and potentially be taken to court for damages. It’s a huge risk for so little gain.
So you can see why so much of the fandom has hesitated at believing this report. Again, if it turns out to be true, great. There is a lot of good stuff there to read, take note of, and discuss. But for now, I’ll hold back and place this one in the, “probably not true pile.”
What do you think? Do you think the Star Wars: Episode IX leak is true? Or are you hesitant as well? Share your thoughts by dropping a comment below.