The Matrix deepfake replaces Keanu Reeves with Will Smith as Neo

Will Smith was meant to play Neo in The Matrix, and now he does thank to deepfake tech.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Sep 9 2019 12:18 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:47 AM CST

I'm a huge fan of The Matrix, so I know some of the trivia behind it and some of it is gold -- like Will Smith turning down the role of Neo and instead choosing to star in Wild Wild West. But now, Keanu Reeves has been replaced by Will Smith in a new deepfake of The Matrix:

Just in case you wanted some background on how and why Will Smith turned down the now iconic and trend-setting role that Keanu went to the next level in, Smith has a YouTube channel and vlog that he covers this in:

I think it's kinda freaky... but man these deepfakes are getting really, really good. The Matrix was more real than the real-world, and now deepfakes are more real than The Matrix.

WHOA.

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