Yesterday’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett might have been some of the best Star Wars we have seen since Disney took over the franchise. In fact, I would go out on a limb and say that it is what many fans hoped would be the result of Disney taking it over. There were plenty of surprises to go around, so if you have not seen episode 6 From the Desert Comes a Stranger, then please STOP reading now!
The last we saw of Luke Skywalker was in The Mandalorian‘s season 2 finale. In that episode, Lucasfilm used a combination of “deep fake” technology, de-ageing techniques and Mark Hamill to transform actor Max Lloyd-Jones into everyone’s favorite farm boy turned hero.
Although the episode was a success, some fans brought up a few minor criticisms with the “not-as-great-as-it-could-be” look of Luke. Lucasfilm then brought in deep fake artist Shamook as a Senior Facial Capture Artist after his much improved version ended up going viral on social media.
Fast-forward to today’s episode of The Book of Boba Fett and the new improved technology looks much improved. Actor Graham Hamilton is listed as Luke Skywalker’s “Performance Artist.”. He is also credited as playing one of the X-Wing pilot’s in the previous week’s Return of the Mandalorian episode.
A Clone Wars era character also made his live-action debut in this episode in the form of Cad Bane. While the voice sounds a little different from The Clone Wars animated series, it has been confirmed that voice-actor Corey Burton was brought in to voice the character once again.
It really seems like things are finally looking up for Star Wars again! I know I can’t wait for the finale next week!
About The Book of Boba Fett:
On the sands of Tatooine, bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the Galaxy’s underworld and fight for Jabba the Hutt’s old territory.