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We're on the verge of finally learning more about the world of Star Wars in The Last Jedi, but one lucky person now knows everything we wish we knew about how the new trilogy ends. Sort of. The writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX, J.J. Abrams, appeared during HBO's Night of Too Many Stars fundraising event and offered to tell one lucky person the plot of the final film in the new Star Wars trilogy, and he did, though one certainly wonders how much the poor guy actually picked up. Check out what happened in the video below.
J.J. Abrams appeared alongside host Jon Stewart to offer Star Wars: Episode IX spoilers to the winner of an auction raising money for autism research, the cause at the heart of the Night of Too Many Stars. Lots of us would probably spend money we don't really have on something like that, not just to get the info, but to get it directly from J.J. Abrams. Unfortunately, thigs didn't go quite as planned, as comedian Rob Cordrey decided he needed to sweeten the deal by offering plot details of Hot Tub Time Machine 3, a movie that will almost certainly never happen. This was then followed by Gilbert Gottfried offering info on Sharknado 5, a movie that's already been released, but that you probably didn't see. Some guy spent $10,000 to get all three sets of spoilers given to him at once, almost certainly making any valuable Star Wars info impossible to pull out of the din.
Of course, one has to wonder just how much information J.J. Abrams actually gave the guy who won the auction. One of the pieces of information that came with Abrams being named as the replacement for the departing Colin Trevorrow, was that Abrams would be co-writing the script of the film as well, meaning the old script was being trashed. While the basic outline of the events of Star Wars: Episode IX might be already known, it's possible that a lot of detail is still missing, even for Abrams. Also, it should be pointed out that any plot info for Episode IX almost certainly would also give the guy spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as any detail about where the one film starts would obviously give one an idea where the other one ends.
Obviously, this bit was played more for the entertainment value than anything else, though if the guy really did pay $10,000 for Star Wars info, we're hoping he got it backstage where nobody was looking. While the money raised by the Night of Too Many Stars is certainly going to a great cause, one should still always get what they're promised. Would you pay $10,000 for Star Wars spoilers? Let us know in the poll below.