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Julian Bass asked the internet for help. It delivered.
The 20-year-old TikTok star shot for the stars and hit them on Thursday as he showcased his talents as a visual effects artist, filmmaker and performer in a now-viral video.
Viewed more than 6.3 million times on Thursday alone, the clip uses an impressive range of visual effects to transform Bass into his “favoruite heroes,” evolving from a Jedi to Ben 10 to his ultimate fave, Spider-Man.
“If y’all can retweet this enough times that Disney calls, that’d be greatly appreciated,” he wrote.
if y’all can retweet this enough times that Disney calls, that’d be greatly appreciated pic.twitter.com/GrKlIRxg3J— Julian Bass (@thejulianbass) July 2, 2020
Twitter users obliged. And within 12 hours, Bob Iger, executive chairman and former CEO of The Walt Disney Co., was in Bass’ Twitter replies ― and he sounded pretty enthusiastic:
The world’s gonna know your name!!!— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) July 3, 2020
And that’s not all. He also got a big thumbs up from Josh Gad, who voices Olaf in Disney’s hit Frozen franchise, Academy Award-winning director Matthew A. Cherry, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director and screenwriter James Gunn, and thousands of new fans who threw their support behind him to become Disney’s next hero.
🙌— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 3, 2020
Amazing. Well done, and Disney called!! 👍🏿👍🏿🙅🏿♀️— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) July 3, 2020
C’mon Sony, live action Spider-Verse, ya got your Miles Morales! Let’s Go! pic.twitter.com/vQaGGLbzBX— Marvel Fan (@Marvel_Fan_3000) July 3, 2020
The ambitious star-in-the-making also caught the eye of Sony, which owns the rights to the Spider-Man character in movies and shares it in an...