Movie enthusiasts and Will Smith fans probably already know that he turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix in favor of Wild Wild West in 1999. In an alternate universe, this is how he might have looked in the film. Despite Wild Wild West not being a wild box office success, Smith says he has no regrets about his decision, saying that Keanu Reeves’s performance as Neo was superior to what he would have achieved. Read more to see what deepfake algorithms can do.
However, in subsequent interviews after Wild Wild West was released, he stated that he “made a mistake on Wild Wild West. That could have been better.” In addition to the upcoming Matrix 4, the franchise further expanded into comic books, video games and even animated short films. On a related note, did you know that it also inspired books and theories expanding on some of the religious and philosophical ideas alluded to in the movies?