We’re now within the period of Deepfakes and AI-assisted digital facial swapping. In different phrases, it’s by no means been really easy to place somebody’s face right into a film or TV present (or one thing else way more nefarious and unlawful). This, naturally, has led to an inflow of Nic Cages in nearly each film recognized to man, but it surely’s additionally given individuals the instruments wanted to place Harrison Ford into the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer. It’s bizarre.

Video creator Nick Acosta mentioned: “I couldn’t assist surprise what would this film would appear to be in the event you may magically transport a younger Harrison Ford to play his iconic character.” The reply: barely disturbing.

Granted, these face swaps aren’t excellent, however the quantity of labor accomplished right here is spectacular. They enter into the uncanny valley, however largely as a result of we all know that is very a lot not actual, and never a lot the creepy uncanny valley the CGI Princess Leia enters in Rogue One.

Nonetheless, it’s good we obtained by way of this collectively and may all agree that placing a digital, younger Harrison Ford into this film in all probability would’ve been a foul thought. Having him pop in on New Han™ Alden Ehrenreich in the course of the film’s press tour is all we want.

(Through i09)

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