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A YouTuber has released a deepfake version of the Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer in which Tom Holland is replaced with former Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire.
The video, uploaded this week by YouTuber Aldo Jones, has already received more than half a million views and is freaking out Spider-Man fans in the process.
Users on Twitter were both amused and horrified seeing Holland’s role overtaken by the 2002-era Peter Parker.
I HATE IT BUT I ALSO LOVE IT. https://t.co/o8bGkl0pbf— Jamie D Slough (@JayDSlough) August 30, 2019
Why is this so great https://t.co/CO9ztXADb9— Quinn_terentino (@QTerentino) August 30, 2019
holy shit I love technology https://t.co/QPo7x9wnKu— Kristen Lanae (@kristenlanae) August 29, 2019
Developed using artificial intelligence, the deepfake video is giving fans of the web-slinger a much-needed laugh following the recent departure of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Fans are dealing with the tragic loss in different ways. While some are creating deepfakes to pay homage, others are setting up memorials. In fact, a makeshift memorial for Spider-Man was seen outside of Disney’s D23 Expo in California earlier this week.
SOMEONE LEFT A SPIDER-MAN MEMORIAL OUTSIDE OF D23 IM YELLING pic.twitter.com/kgXYHFg6aL— vee ⎊ 𖤍 // fan acc (@valsreactor) August 23, 2019
Even if Sony and Disney are unable to solve their differences, at least deepfake technology can be used to put Holland back into the MCU.
- Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is officially out of the MCU
- Someone set up a Spider-Man memorial outside D23 Expo
- ‘Spider-Man’ fans want to ‘storm’ Sony’s office in New York to protest him leaving the MCU
H/T Den of Geek
Mikael Thalen is a tech and security reporter based in Seattle, covering social media, data breaches, hackers, and more.