Star Wars series The Book of Boba Fett found a new actor to help portray Jedi Luke Skywalker.
Spoilers ahead for The Book of Boba Fett.
Using both deep fake and de-aging technology, Lucasfilm has managed to make some of its key characters return, even if their actors are too old. The most notable use of this feature was in the second season finale of The Mandalorian, which saw Luke Skywalker return. Audiences noted that Skywalker’s facial expressions weren’t on par for the character’s ceremonious return and took to social media to complain about the lackluster de-aging. Lucasfilm clearly took the criticism to heart because the Jedi master’s return has resulted in nothing but praise.
The penultimate episode of Star Wars series The Book of Boba Fett featured the return of tons of new characters, including Luke Skywalker and his young padawan Grogu. Skywalker’s de-aged face was sharper and expressive, reducing the uncanny valley effect that plagued the character’s first appearance in the Star Wars series.
In addition to fine-tuning the visual effects behind-the-scenes, Lucasfilm enlisted a new actor to help portray the young Jedi master. The Star Wars series’ credits note that Graham Hamilton was brought in to star as “Performance Artist – Jedi”. Seeing as there are no other Jedi masters in The Book of Boba Fett episode, we’ll have no choice but to assume Hamilton was tapped to help bring Luke Skywalker to life.
Luke Skywalker’s previous double was Max Lloyd-Jones. Mark Hamill, of course, returned to voice and appear as the character who made him a superstar, but it was Hamilton’s body that was used on set.
Here is the synopsis for the Disney Plus original Star Wars series:
The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the Galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.
Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, and Kathleen Kennedy are all executive producers on The Mandalorian spin-off with episodes directed by Rodriguez, Favreau, Filoni, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The series stars Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, and Jennifer Beals.
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