Here’s What Marvel’s Avengers Would Look Like With the MCU Cast
This fan-made deepfake video of Marvel's Avengers brings the MCU cast to the upcoming Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics title.
With its initial reveal last year, Marvel’s Avengers has had its share of excitement and hesitations. The upcoming title from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics naturally has fans excited for its own take on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, though its initial reveal left some fans underwhelmed due to its (inevitable) comparisons to how the characters have been portrayed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Given that so many of us are used to seeing actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth as these iconic characters, it was only natural for some fans to feel that their video game counterparts would feel a little…off. However, while we may have to adjust to seeing the game’s take on these iconic heroes, a fan-made video from BabyZone on YouTube makes it a little easier to imagine what things could have looked like with the cast of the MCU movies.
You can check out the full video for yourself, which utilizes deepfake technology to render the actors’ faces on each character:
While the tech doesn’t completely work at times, the fan-made video is still a fun way to imagine what could have been if the MCU cast were able to take on their roles in the game. However, it remains to be seen what Crystal Dynamics will bring to the table with their interpretations of the characters, which so far seem pretty heavily rooted in their comic origins. Thankfully, we won’t have too much longer to wait until we can see for ourselves, with the game officially a week away from release.
Marvel’s Avengers will release for PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and PC on September 4, 2020. The game will also be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X at a later date, and will be a free upgrade for players on PS4 or Xbox One. For more on the game, you can also read our recent impressions from its beta earlier this month by managing editor Logan Moore.