If deepfakes weren’t such an obvious tool to someday be used by destructive powers to manipulate the masses, I dare say, they might be pretty cool. We already showed off with awe and horror that footage of Steve Buscemi’s head on Jennifer Lawrence’s body at a Golden Globes after show interview, and now we present to you a bevy of Nic Cages taking the place of some of your favorite characters in pop culture. Nic Cage’s face on Data from Star Trek’s body, Nic Cage’s face on Hugh Jackman Wolverine’s body and, most unnvervingly of all, Nic Cage’s face on the bodies of all the Friends from Friends, with Ross’ face looking– honestly, pretty much the same. Yeah, I guess David Schwimmer always kind of looked like Nicolas Cage. But check out the incredible Deep Fakery below! Let us know which deepfake Nic Cage was your favorite. Man, I hope foreign agents don’t use Nic Cage as an attempt to destroy American democracy in the 2020 election. Everyone has already fallen for so much hoopla, please don’t let us fall for something as goofy as this garbage.
Anyway, check out the video below.
Remember, as fun as this is, the first time we wrote about deepfakes, it was about how they were used to put celebriteis into pornographic videos without their consent. And then the second time we wrote about them, it was Jordan Peele warning about how the videos are likely to be used in order to manipulate political events. So they’re getting fun now, but at first they were associated with espionage and immoral masturbation, so, you know, figure out what your stance is on deepfakes and go from there I guess.
What do you think of all of the Nicolas Cage deepfakes? Which was your favorite? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending, and check out our earlier video about deepfakes used in pornography below!