If you’re in the profession, how do you feel about this:
This fall’s ‘Gemini Man’ and ‘The Irishman’ are just the tip of the iceberg for how studios will look to capitalize on de-aging VFX techniques: “It’s safer and cheaper than plastic surgery.”
New VFX techniques could be used to tell stories that studios might not have attempted just a few years ago. It’s not too difficult to imagine in the near future, say, a digital likeness of an Avengers star appearing in Marvel Studios’ ever-expanding big-screen universe in perpetuity, even if the actor has long moved on from the role. And who profits from these digital copies of actors will likely spark union debates as usage grows more common.
Acting is dead.
Robots are taking over it all!
Johnny 5 is alive!