Tom Cruise Replaces Robert Downey Jr. As Iron Man In Deepfake Video & It’s Terrifying

A new Deepfake video shows Tom Cruise replacing Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It’s hard to imagine any other actor stepping into the role of Iron Man other than Robert Downey Jr. — but if rumors are to be believed, Tom Cruise was one of the actors who almost played the Marvel hero. While it would be hard to find an Avengers fan that isn’t pleased with the way Robert Downey Jr. portrays Iron Man, it’s still fascinating to see someone else take on the role of Tony Stark, even in a deepfake video. But would it really work? After all, Tom Cruise’s acting style is vastly different to Robert Downey Jr.’s.

In a new Collider video, Tom Cruise replaces Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man across the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, from 2008’s Iron Man up to that devastatingly heroic finale in this year’s Avengers: Endgame. Unfortunately for Tom Cruise, there’s just no replacing the savvy swagger of Robert Downey Jr.  It’s almost unnerving to see him interact with other characters in the MCU, especially in the scene from 2016’s Captain America: Civil War — Tom Cruise’s voice just doesn’t feel as energetic in the role. Obviously, since it’s a deepfake, Tom Cruise can’t really be blamed for that, and neither can he be blamed for the lack of facial hair. But, it’s still a fascinating watch. Take a look at the Tom Cruise deepfake Iron Man video below.

What do you make of the Tom Cruise deepfake? Are you glad that Robert Downey Jr. immortalised Iron Man with his performance or would you want to see a full movie starring Tom Cruise as Tony Stark? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments section!

Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo,  Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Source: Collider

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.