Viral Star Wars Deepfake Updates Luke Skywalker’s Appearance in The Mandalorian
A Star Wars fan uses deepfake technology to update Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill, Max Lloyd-Jones) as he appears in the season 2 finale of The Mandalorian. In “Chapter 16: The Rescue,” Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and allies attempt a daring rescue aboard Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito) Imperial light cruiser, where an army of Dark Troopers hold Grogu under armed guard. When the durable droids trap Djarin, Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and Mandalorians Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) and Koska Reeves (Mercedes Varnado) inside the ship’s control room, it’s a hooded hero who rescues them: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
When the Jedi removes his black hood, viewers see a de-aged Hamill, now 69, looking as he would some five years after 1983’s Return of the Jedi.