Watch Hugh Jackman's Digital Clone Come to Life in This Logan VFX Reel

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Recent advancements in artificial intelligence have made it easier than ever to swap someone’s face into a video, but Hollywood has already been doing this for years with flawless results. This visual effects reel breaks down how the team behind Logan created a second Hugh Jackman to use onscreen.

To bring X-24 to life, and to allow the real Jackman to appear to interact and even fight with his on-screen clone, the actor was photographed by visual effects studio Image Engine using a special rig that snaps photos from almost every angle and lighting condition imaginable. This provided all the reference footage the artists needed to build a perfect digital replica of Jackman’s head that could be placed on a body double used on set, convincing audiences they were getting two Wolverines for the price of one.