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Black Panther Deep Fake Trailer Recasts Barack Obama as T'Challa

Ever wonder what if would be like if a former president starred in a superhero film? A new deep fake video imagines President Barack Obama as T'Challa in 2018's Black Panther.

YouTube user "Sham00K," who is famous for creating videos of alternate casts for popular films, edited Obama into several different clips from the movie, replacing original star Chadwick Boseman in the process. The deep fake kicks off with T'Challa's speech to the United Nations from the end of Black Panther, in which he says Wakanda will no longer be an isolated nation, and received a lot of praise from commenters on YouTube, with some asking for a full-length film. The project, which is a collaboration, features "Stable Voices" as President Obama.

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Black Panther grossed over $1 billion at the box office in 2018 and even nabbed a Best Picture nomination for the Academy Awards. A sequel is currently in development, with Ryan Coogler returning to write and direct. The movie, which is scheduled for May 6, 2022, will see Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira and Martin Freeman reprising their roles from the first movie.

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