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Watch: Barack Obama Gets Deepfaked Into ‘Black Panther’ As ‘Barack Panther’
By Thanussha Priyah, 11 Oct 2019
Images via Marvel Entertainment and Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com
In an alternative universe, Barack Obama could be the king of Wakanda, and YouTuber Sham00K has visualized that into reality in this amusing deepfake.
The YouTuber previously recreated a clip of Will Smith as Neo in the The Matrix, as Smith had revealed he rejected the offer to play the character. Instead, the role went to Keanu Reeves.
In the same vein, the channel edited scenes of Marvel Studio’s 2018 Black Panther to feature the former US president donning the suit of Black Panther in place of actor Chadwick Boseman.
The video even simulates the voice of Obama with the support of StableVoices, a YouTube channel that uses AI-backed audio synthesis software to recreate popular voices.
The deepfake technology is incredible and often convincing, but it’s not magic. There are slight variations seen in the size of Obama’s face, which appears to be slightly bigger than Boseman’s head, and the lighting on Obama’s face differs from that of the Black Panther footage.
Nevertheless, this is the closest resemblance of Barack Obama as a Marvel superhero. Take a look.
[via Futurism, images via Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com / Marvel Entertainment]
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