Caution - if you are currently watching "The Mandalorian" on Disney+, this will probably be considered a spoiler - so don&t read on. For the rest: A remake of a sequence in which the young Luke Skywalker (from 1977) makes a guest appearance is currently circulating on YouTube by DeepFake operator "Shamook". Industrial Light & Magic adapted this guest appearance to the young Luke Skywalker using conventional CGI.
Shamook shows that it can be done even better with his YouTube clip based on DeepFake. For us, too, Shamook&s "alternative scene" represents the clearly more realistic version of the young Skywalker (Mark Hamill). The question that arises here is: Why doesn&t ILM also use artificial intelligence to calculate such so-called "faceswaps"?
Presumably, this is only a matter of time. To our knowledge, there is currently no DeepFake software that supports the required resolution and colour depth of current blockbusters. For YouTube resolutions, current tools such as the popular DeepFaceLab are sufficient - but if you need to produce matching DeepFake material for the ARRI Alexa LF (main camera in The Mandalorian), you face a completely different challenge. But we are pretty sure that ILM and other CGI companies are already working flat out on the corresponding software ...
"Authenticity" is likely to become even more desirable than it already is ;-)