As technology continues to evolve, film heroes are increasingly relying on digital enhancements for their physical appearance and expressions. The use of computer-generated work allows for the manipulation of body shape and facial features to suit preferences, potentially making a well-maintained physique seem less important.
The shift in the portrayal of heroes has led to a substantial increase in production costs, with some movies reportedly spending significant amounts on digitally carving the images of their heroes. This trend towards using body doubles for various scenes has also become prevalent in the film industry.
Digital enhancements are not limited to younger heroes, as even senior heroes are reportedly relying on CG work for flashback episodes and to correct their natural appearance. The emergence of this trend has led to delays in movie releases and a substantial increase in production costs.
As technology plays an increasingly significant role in shaping the presentation of film heroes, questions arise about the importance of maintaining a natural physique and the potential impact on the overall authenticity of film portrayals.