We are used to constantly reading worrying news about the deepfakes. Mainly, because it is a very powerful tool to generate false information. However, it is also true that this technology can be applied positively. Specifically, in the world of cinema. At Disney, for example, they could rely on the deepfakes to develop new productions Star Wars.
In modern times, when Lucasfilm has had a need to show rejuvenated versions of iconic characters from Star Wars, has resorted to the magic of computer generated graphics. A good example of this is the first appearance of Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian. The problem is that, despite the great evolution that the CGI over the years, the end result is not always the best.
This is where the deepfakes. It has become evident that this proposal, thanks to the potential of the artificial intelligenceYou can achieve great things. We must not forget that, after the criticism that arose around the aforementioned scene of The Mandaloriansome enthusiasts of deepfakes They showed that their work was much better than that achieved by Lucasfilm, which is not a minor issue.
So it seems that Disney has realized that the deepfakes could be your lifeline in future productions of Star Wars. At least, of course, in those that depend on characters from the past.
According to collect CBRShaun O’Rourke, who has worked for companies like Disney, Netflix and Warner Bros., At Lucasfilm they are developing short films focused on the figures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. In all cases, the production company would rely on the technology of the deepfakes to show a young version of all of them.
It is intuited, therefore, that these productions will be set in a period close to the first trilogy of Star Wars —or during it—
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O’Rourke adds that these contents, which will be launched exclusively on Disney+, would be featured at the next Star Wars Celebration. Let’s remember that every year, the franchise holds an event that brings together thousands of fans in Anaheim, California. Certainly, in its latest editions we have not seen relevant announcements, but it seems that this year the matter will change. In any case, remember that this information is not confirmed.
We must not forget that Lucasfilm owns one of the most renowned visual effects studios in the world: Industrial Light & Magic. His team of technicians and creatives have made countless contributions to the film industry, but his pursuit of innovation never rests.
Without going any further, the trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, a film in which Industrial Light & Magic is also involved, showed a young version of the protagonist for the first time. What the study with the face of Harrison Ford has achieved is impressive, and it could be just the first look at a technology that they will soon take advantage of in Star Wars.
In fact, in the case of Han Solo, they would only have to reuse the face of Indiana Jones. Advantages of having the same actor playing two legendary roles…