See Harrison Ford in Solo: A Star Wars Story thanks to Deepfake magic

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

After decades of associating Harrison Ford with Han Solo, it was obviously a little difficult to accept anyone else stepping into the iconic character's shoes. As SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY would be centered around a young Han Solo and the 76-year-old actor couldn't exactly play his younger self throughout an entire film, the role went to Alden Ehrenreich who gave it his best shot. Getting used to Ehrenreich as Han Solo represented a bit of a hurdle and fans couldn't help but wonder what SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY would have looked like with Harrison Ford playing the smuggler once again.

Well, thanks to the magic of Deepfake, an artificial intelligence-based human image synthesis technique, fans need wonder no more. YouTuber derpfakes recently posted the video seen above in which they used footage and stills of a pre-1977 Harrison Ford in order to create the most convincing young Han Solo that they could. The end result likely wouldn't fool anyone, but it's still most impressive.

Source: Derpfakes

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