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‘Star Wars’ Actor Angus MacInnes Says CGI Isn’t Ready to Create Carrie Fisher

‘Star Wars’ Actor Angus MacInnes Says CGI Isn’t Ready to Create Carrie Fisher

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Angus MacInnes says CGI technology isn’t good enough yet to create a full character as Disney considers their options following the shock death of Carrie Fisher.

Film producers are currently desperately trying to find a solution to include Carrie, who played Princess Leia, in the next installments of the science fiction franchise as she was expected to have a big role in the upcoming movies – an emotional reunion with her brother Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and a confrontation with son Kylo Ren (Adam Driver).

It is not something the filmmakers haven’t done before. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Carrie was digitally made younger whilst Governor Tarkin – who was originally played by Peter Cushing – was completely created in CGI in the 2016 movie.

Angus – who played Jon “Dutch” Vander in the Star Wars franchise – believes CGI isn’t able to recreate the “little nuances” the person gives to the character.

He said: “Peter Cushing – which was a complete CGI re-rendition, which I thought was kinda eerie … it was really bizarre. I mean Peter’s been dead for over 20 years. He just looked a bit odd. Because CGI isn’t 100%. There’s those little nuances that you look at and think, ‘That’s not quite the guy.'”

And the 69-year-old actor admits it was “a little disorientating” seeing himself play a role in 2016 that he did 40 years ago but insists there is no reason why a character couldn’t be digitally created after the actor passed.

Speaking to documentary maker Jamie Stangroom, he added: “Movies are about fooling people into believing there’s a reality going on, and it’s all about how well you do that. It’s irrelevant if you are actually there. I’m in Rogue One, but I did that 40 years ago, but it doesn’t really matter. What matters is the fact people are watching and going, ‘Yeah that’s cool.'”

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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