Deep fake video replaces Tom Holland with Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man: Far From Home

Greg Evans
Saturday 31 August 2019 07:15
Showbiz

For a few years now there has been a long-running debate as to who the best live-action Spider-Man actor is; Tobey Maguire or Tom Holland (no one has ever said, Andrew Garfield).

While Holland has delighted audiences with his naive and innocent portrayal of Spidey in the MCU (which may or may not be coming to an end), there is no denying that the first two Maguire movies where he played the web-slinger are classics of the comic book movie genre.

Well, now thanks to technology you can enjoy both of them. Or at least, Maguire's face on Holland's body in the most recent Spider-Man movie, Far From Home.

Using deep fakes, the technology which allows users to splice people's faces on to other's bodies, the YouTube channel Aldo Jones has placed Maguire into to trailer for the film and it is worryingly convincing.

This is perhaps one of the most accurate deep fakes that we've ever seen as both Maguire and Holland are similar builds and also have similar voices.

It also helps that Maguire has played Spider-Man before and looks perfectly at home in the role.

We would suggest that Maguire could replace Holland in the role, you know in case that whole Marvel and Sony debacle doesn't work out, but Maguire is now 44 and has only made eight movies since Spider-Man 3 came out in 2007.

HT Den of Geek

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