Rogue One : Disney rejuvenates a new actor for the next Star Wars series
Disney Longer sees things in large, for its series prequel Rogue One and decided to put a small jewel of digital technology to rejuvenate Diego Luna, alias Cassian Andor, the main actor.
Cassian Andor made its debut in the cinema in 2015, thanks to the film Rogue One : A Star Wars Story of Gareth Edwards. The story plants its scenery between Star Wars Episode III : Revenge of The Sith and Star Wars Episode IV : A new hope. Already worn by Diego Luna, the officer of the resistance was catapulted into a motley crew led by Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), to steal the plans of the Black Star. And ensembre, they eventually sacrifice their lives for the rebellion.
Felicity Jones and Diego Luna rebel
That Lucasfilm wants to trace back to the early years of Cassian, before the death of his father, or that the studios tend to focus on events closer to Rogue One : A Star Wars Story, the result is the same : Cassian Andor is supposed to be younger. So there are great chances that the spectators discover a digital version of Diego Luna. It is in any case what was suggested by the actor, delighted to rethread the sneakers of Cassian, in an interview for Variety.
Disney is not its first shot, when it comes to rejuvenate, or simply to add an actor, and the studios have recently been able to prove their improvements in this respect. It’s Impossible not to notice the rejuvenation of Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Furry) and Clark Cregg (Phil Coulson) in the band-announcement of Captain Marvel for example.
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Next to Star Wars, it’s the same story : Carrie Fisher had already given a good facelift in motion capture at the end of Rogue One : A Star Wars Story to make the link with his very first scene in Star Wars Episode IV : A new hope.
In Blade Runner 2049 Denis Villeneuve (2017), sequel to Blade Runner Ridley Scott (1982), we find the make-up, motion-capture at the top of his art : the technical team used all of the digital treasures possible to return the répliquante Rachel (Sean Young), with a virtuosity disconcerting.
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So we can already hear the critics screaming at the scandal, but they can reassure themselves : this technology is certainly one of the most complex and costly. And even if it raises big questions about the future of the players and a potential misuse, it is (for the moment) impossible to abuse it.
Rogue One : A Star Wars Story is one of a series planned for the streaming platform, Disney More to win the war she declared to Netflix. She will be accompanied (in the case of the universe, Star Wars) The Mandalorian, shooter on the loose in the far reaches of the galaxy.