Star Wars Deep Fakes Continue To Astound
As you recall, Star Wars used “digital stand-ins” for actors for Carrie Fisher and Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And while many lamented the use of digital avatars (particularly for actors who had passed on), the technology used was spectacular. It was lauded by most as a step forward in digital filmmaking.
In the interim, the work has become a little bit easier to approximate, and a generation of filmmakers is working on perfecting the technique.
Case in point, Ewan McGregor “standing in” for Sir Alec Guinness in 1977’s Star Wars. BTW: Ewan was six when the original debuted.
Swapping Obi-Wan for Obi-Wan
YouTube user Shamook has created an incredible video employing DeepFake technology, digitally placing McGregor’s likeness over the top of footage featuring Alec Guinness from the original Star Wars trilogy, and the result is seamless. Watch the amazing footage below:
Earlier, another YouTuber, Stryder HD, pulled off the trick with Millie Bobby Brown standing in for Carrie Fisher.
A new video has now surfaced online featuring Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown in the role of Princess Leia. What’s really stunning is that the video uses DeepFake technology to digitally place Brown’s face into the original Star Wars footage before comparing the CGI edit with the original footage of Carrie Fisher.
And, of course, we’ve written plenty about Mark Hamill and his “son” Sebastian Stan and their remarkable resemblance. Stryder HD and Patterson were on the case.
A new video has now surfaced online featuring MCU star Sebastian Stan in the role of Luke Skywalker. The video uses DeepFake technology to digitally place Stan’s face over Mark Hammill’s in the original Star Wars footage, subsequently placing it side-by-side with said original footage to compare the CGI edit of Stan’s face with Hammill’s from the movie.
Fixing The Mandalorian
And both YouTubers gave a good look at improving the Luke Skywalker appearance at the end of Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
Stryder HD’s work:
I mean, I am impressed with all of it. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments.