By Nathan Kamal | 8 seconds ago
We live in an age of technological marvels where we can communicate with strangers across the world while insulting their video game skills, or watch Sigourney Weaver transform into a blue alien teenage surfer. In a similar story to the latter, fans have put together a new video where we can see what The young Here’s what star Karl Urban could look like if he were cast as Marvel’s new Wolverine. Check it out here:
According to CBR, fans used deepfake technology to insert Karl Urban into the 2009s X-Men Origins: Wolverine as a demonstration of what we could get with him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First things first, we question the exact decision-making behind usage X-Men Origins: Wolverine as a demo reel here, since it generally considers not only the worst Wolverine movie but also the worst X-Men franchise movie, period. We’re sure some arguments could be made for the immediately forgotten New mutantsbut X-Men Origins: Wolverine was so bad that Ryan Reynolds requested a rerun as Deadpool. That’s pretty bad.
On the other hand, the video of Karl Urban as Logan/Wolverine is actually pretty impressive. Deepfake technology essentially uses a neural network called an autoencoder to restructure an image or video around AI learning techniques; Basically, we’re using the almost limitless and terrifying possibilities of artificial intelligence to replace Hugh Jackman with Karl Urban as Wolverine. We don’t cast a shadow over the creators of the video, who did an impressive and almost seamless job here (although Karl Urban looks oddly baby-faced as Wolverine), and it seems highly likely that Marvel Studios’ casting agents will take notice.
Karl Urban himself said he was flattered at the idea of taking over the role of Wolverine from Hugh Jackman, whose longevity record as a character was only recently broken. However, Karl Urban has offered some very understandable reasons why he might not be cast as Wolverine in the MCU. For one, he feels like he’s already aging out of character (or more specifically, the ability to pull off the requisite stunts for the long-lived mutant) since he’s only three years younger than Hugh Jackman. Second, Karl Urban says he wasn’t approached by Marvel Studios to play Wolverine. We’d like to think that Karl Urban wouldn’t lie to us about this.
Fans have also been pushing for it The young Co-stars Antony Starr as the new Wolverine, even mocking art with the Homelander actor in the role. Just like Karl Urban, Starr has said Marvel didn’t reach out to him, so this might just be another pipe dream from Wolverine. However, as we have previously reported and confirmed, rocket Man Actor Taron Egerton has apparently actually reached out to Marvel to play Wolverine at some point in the future. While Egerton isn’t everyone’s favorite berserk Canadian mutant, there’s a much better chance of seeing him with the sideburns than Karl Urban or Antony Starr.