25 Aug 2015 4:43 AM +00:00 UTC

Peter Cushing - Reportedly Being Digitally Recreated For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The recent report from The Daily Mail claims that director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm are bringing back a villain into Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

First introduced in A New Hope, Grand Moff Tarkin, Governor of the Imperial Outland Regions commander of the Death Star, was portrayed by the late English actor Peter Cushing. According to the report, the filmmakers are going to bring the villain back in the story, which centers on a group of rebels determined to do a heist to retrieve the Death Star plans for the Rebel Alliance. Although the actor has passed away, the rumor states that his character will be depicted through the magic of CGI.

The source states: "This is one of the most complex and costly CGI re-creations ever. Cushing is a pivotal plot line as he was the one to create Darth Vader and there's a whole back story that will come out."

The report went on to explain their efforts for this digital resurrection:

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"They are going through hours and hours of old footage from the horror moviesto recreate his legs and feet to produce realistic movements. It is eerie to see someone who has been dead for so long come to life on a screen."

There's still no confirmation about this, but if they ever tried to bring the character back to life using CGI, I hope they do it right.

Would you like to see a resurrected Governor Tarkin in Rogue One: A Star War Story?