We used AI to create an image of Ana de Armas as Wonder Woman.
We’ve got to admit that we have been having quite a bit of fun using AI art to reimagine some of our favorite franchises with different actors and actresses. So of course, we wanted to see what Cuban actress Ana de Armas would look like in place of Gal Gadot if she were to take on the role of Wonder Woman. The final result, which can be found on our Instagram page, is absolutely mind-blowing if we must say so ourselves!
This photo of Ana de Armas, bearing the Wonder Woman insignia on her low-cut body fitting top is so convincing that it looks like she was born for the part. She’s staring fiercely at the “camera” with a knowing look as if she means serious business.
This Wonder Woman photo isn’t the first time that Ana de Armas has gotten the AI treatment. In fact, one of her breakthrough roles was in Blade Runner 2049, in which she portrayed a holographic AI projection named Joi.
It’s also worth mentioning that Gal Gadot’s cameo as Wonder Woman in Shazam! Fury of the Gods was made possible through technology as well. Though this wasn’t in fact a deepfake; it’s been confirmed that Gadot had her parts filmed remotely while she was in England, while actress Taylor Cahill stood in for the role on location due to scheduling conflicts. So if filmmakers are allowed to play a rousing game of musical faces to put together a big production, we so no harm in having a little bit of fun using AI to reimagine Ana de Armas as Wonder Woman.
But given Ana de Armas’ versatility, we have no doubt in our minds that she’d do an excellent job portraying Wonder Woman if given the opportunity. For those of you who haven’t seen Blonde, the Marilyn Monroe biopic that was put out by Netflix last year, it’s clear that Ana de Armas is a serious actress at work. And she’s been honing her skills since she was just a child.
Ana de Armas knew that she was born to be an actress at the age of 12. Not having her own video or DVD player as a child in Cuba, she would watch Hollywood movies in her neighbor’s home, and practice monologues in front of a mirror. This makes us wonder if she ever got to sneak a peak at the 1974 Wonder Woman film when she was a budding adolescent trying to find her own artistic voice.
Young Ana de Armas’ enthusiasm and devotion to her craft was validated when she successfully joined Havana’s National Theatre of Cuba at the age of 14. And she took her classes very seriously. There were times when she would have to hitchhike to attend her courses, which would have been been avoided if she had access to the magical wings that are attached to Wonder Woman’s footwear.
Though it’s probably not likely that Ana de Armas will portray Wonder Woman any time soon, it’s fun to imagine these scenarios using AI art. But if you’re a fan of Ana de Armas, you can see her flex her action-adventure comedy chops in Apple TV+’s Ghosted, which was released on April 21, 2023.