Iron Man deepfake replaces Downey Jr with Tom Cruise

first_img TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: No. Collider/Marvel Once upon a time a report claimed Tom Cruise wanted to play Iron Man. What a very different Marvel Cinematic Universe that would have been. Now, thanks to Collider and the frightening deepfake video manipulation software, we can see what a Tom Cruise “I am Iron Man” line delivery would have been like.See below. 7:07 It doesn’t quite work, does it?Cruise’s head sits on Robert Downey Jr.’s shoulders like a bobblehead. His voice, an imitation by Evan Ferrante, comes off as less self-knowing and sarcastic, more hopeful and square-shooting.There’ve been much smoother deepfakes in the past. A deepfake of Bill Hader telling a story on David Letterman has him morph into the likes of Cruise and Seth Rogen. Malicious deepfakes, targeting celebrity, politician and average person alike, can frighteningly make a person appear to be doing or saying things they never did.While research into detecting deepfakes is underway — using mice of all things — its use to stir political chaos carves a grim horizon. See this sophisticated Barack Obama deepfake from a year ago. Tags 4 Comments Share your voice We’re not ready for the deepfake revolution Iron Manlast_img

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