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The CG Actors in ‘Logan’ You Never Knew Were There


Cartoon Brew | March 6, 2017 | Original Article

When Rogue One was released late last year, it ignited a new discussion about the digital resurrection of deceased actors, in that case, Peter Cushing as Grand Moff Tarkin, and it sparked debate about the role of digital actors in filmmaking.

That debate is likely to continue in several other films this year, most recently with the creation of a digital double for Hugh Jackman and a new mutant Laura (Dafne Keen) for a few scenes in Logan.

In the film, which is James Mangold’s newest entry into the X-Men and Wolverine franchises, a key story point has Hugh Jackman’s lead character discover the existence of an artificial mutant with his DNA, and with the accompanying healing powers and adamantium claws. This meant Jackman would be appearing in scenes as both Logan and X-24. Other scenes, mostly action ones, also made use of digital Logan head replacement, and a digital Laura.

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