8) CG Characters
One of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s biggest talking points has to be the fact that the long dead Peter Cushing was “resurrected” for the movie with a CG double. Some fans were blown away by the effects, while others have complained that he looked like a video game character. Whichever side of the fence you may find yourself on, there’s no denying that this decision will have a significant impact on the franchise moving forward.
Who knows what other familiar faces could be brought back the same way, and while Harrison Ford isn’t being de-aged for the upcoming Han Solo movie, it’s entirely possible that we’ll see the method used on characters who were played by actors both alive and dead. Furthermore, following the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, it’s a method Lucasfilm could utilize sooner rather than later, as many assume that they may go down this route for Star Wars: Episode IX.
It’s morally questionable, to be sure, but don’t think that this is the last time the franchise will bring back an actor using CG. Who will be next remains to be seen (especially as the family of a deceased actor must give permission), but this becoming commonplace in Star Wars, and possibly other movies, is now looking more and more likely.