The Star Wars deepfake so incredible the creator got hired by Lucasfilm

Star Wars Luke Skywalker deepfake
(Image credit: Shamook/Disney+)

Ah, deepfakes. The tech has grown increasingly impressive (and increasingly scary) over the last few years, with actors miraculously aged, de-aged and indeed replaced with ever-growing realism. But while the effect has been put to good use by Hollywood, some of the most incredible deepfakes belong to the internet.

One such example is this stunning Star Wars example (below), which sees an amateur deepfaker significantly improve Lucasfilm's attempt to include a young Luke Skywalker in Disney+'s The Mandalorian. Well, amateur is no longer the right word – the creator has just been snapped up for a job with, you guessed it, Lucasfilm. (Haven't seen The Mandalorian yet? Here's how to get 15% off Disney+).

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.