The use of technology is changing the way film heroes are portrayed, with some relying on digital enhancements for their physical appearance and expressions. With the ability to manipulate body shape and facial features through computer-generated work, a well-maintained physique may no longer be as important.
This trend has led to an increase in production costs, as movies now spend significant amounts on digitally carving the images of their heroes. Additionally, the use of body doubles for various scenes has become increasingly popular in the film industry.
Even senior heroes are reportedly relying on CG work for flashback episodes and to correct their natural appearance. This emergent trend has resulted in delays in movie releases and a substantial increase in production costs.
As technology continues to play a larger role in shaping the presentation of film heroes, questions arise about the importance of maintaining a natural physique and the potential impact on authenticity in film portrayals.