A deepfake video featuring Chris Evans as Homelander from Amazon's The Boys recently appeared on Reddit. The 13-second clip from Redditor d4danger includes multiple shots from The Boys, but with Chris Evans, who played Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Antony Starr's Homelander. The irony of the MCU's Nazi-fighting Captain America's face on the body of Homelander -- who was in a relationship with an actual Nazi in Season 2 of The Boys -- was not lost on viewers. A deepfake video is a popular trend in which the likeness of one person replaces another with exacting detail. There have been several recent deepfakes involving cinematic superheroes, including one with Jon Krasinski taking Evans' place as Captain America, while another swaps Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman with Lynda Carter's version from the 1970s.
So, you've seen Avengers: Endgame and you need more--but the next Marvel Studios movie isn't until July, and even then, can Spider-Man: Far From Home really deliver the massive storytelling and universe-threatening stories that you're craving? It's time, then, to turn to the comic books that built the House of Ideas in the first place. Here are five comic books to read after surviving the Endgame. What if Thanos hadn't destroyed the Infinity Stones? The original source material for both Infinity War and Endgame offers a distinctly different version for how things could have ended that may come as a pleasant surprise for those who were hoping for a more existential resolution that also spotlights far less famous members of the Marvel Universe.
We already know you're ready for Avengers: Infinity War, the culmination of 10 years of epic superhero films starring Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. But is your phone ready? While you'll need to keep it quiet during the big showdown with Thanos, you'll want it in full Avengers mode when you're not watching the movie. Here's how you can properly assemble it Avengers-style, inside and out: Otterbox already makes some of our favorite iPhone cases, and its Symmetry Series and Defender Series Avengers cases for the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and Galaxy S9 up the ante further with designs featuring Thanos, Black Panther, and a glow-in-the-dark Iron Man. They're not made of vibranium, but they'll protect your iPhone and wrap it in style.
Which service truly lives up to the term "Unlimited?" (Image Credit: Anthony Karcz) As we move deeper into the last week before Christmas, and farther into the "will Amazon Prime shipping save my procrastinating butt or not?" territory, digital gifts start gaining a lot of appeal at my house. Luckily, if you've got a comic fan on your list, the best gift you could possibly give them is digital anyway. You want Avengers, X-Men, and Star Wars? Marvel Unlimited is $5.83 per month (billed annually at $69) and gives you access to over 17,000 digital comics, from the 1960s all the way to six months prior to the current week. It's slightly frustrating having to avoid comic spoilers for half a year, but, believe me, it can be done.
Sometimes, actors will try to convince you that making big budget movies is a difficult, rough job that is emotionally and physically exhausting, and that they suffer in the name of our entertainment like celluloid saints. As you can see, I've got my hands full. As we all gird our loins and other body parts in anticipation of Comic-Con International next week, here are the highlights of this past week's superhero movie news. In a movie filled with villains and anti-heroes, who is the big bad of David Ayer's Suicide Squad? We already know that there's a villain called the Adversary at the root of the team's troubles, but now it's beginning to look as if the Adversary is a shared identity of some sort.