Mister Ed wrote:I didn't have any issues with CGI Leia in Rogue One, but if the character is going to be used for anything but a tiny cameo, I suspect it wouldn't hold up well.
Same for me, I didn't mind CGI Leia at all, but Tarkin bugged me a ton. I thought they put too much detail on his face compared to the original, and it kept going deep into the uncanny valley.
One note I'd say about this that makes me a bit skeptical... they say they won't CGI, but I'm just going to assume that means it won't be fully CGI. CGI touchups and alterations happen all the time in movies... it's part of the editing process. Changing mouths and lips to accommodate new dialog added after shooting, recomposing a scene, etc. There will be CGI to recycle shots and stuff from VII and VIII, so the whole "no CGI" feels like a lot of hand-waving on their part.
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