If you’re anything like me, you can’t watch Solo: A Star Wars Story without wondering what it would be like if Harrison Ford, who made the role of Han Solo, could have actually been in the 2018 film.
Now, YouTube user Shamook has created an incredibly realistic DeepFake video that inserts Ford into the film.
The results are absolutely uncanny. It’s tough to tell where Alden Ehrenreich, who portrayed the young Solo, ends and Ford begins.
There is a realistic quality to this DeepFake that many similar videos lack. As CNET pointed out, this is likely because Ehrenreich was already meant to resemble Ford’s 1970s and 1980s Han Solo character from the original Star Wars trilogy:
This one feels a lot more subtle and — dare I say it — real. That’s partly because Ehrenreich has already been designed to look like Han Solo, so adding Ford’s actual face just exacerbates the effect.
Star Wars fans who commented on the Solo young Harrison Ford DeepFake video loved the edit, leaving comments like:
“Great job! Only 133 minutes left to deepfake and the movie will be complete!”
“Nice detail put Billy Dee Williams too!““We are like five years away from someone doing this for the whole movie and like a chump, I will watch it.“