This Superhero-Packed TikTok Got the Attention of Hollywood
He may have made a video about other talented characters, but Julian Bass seems to be wicked talented in his own right.
A now-viral TikTok by the 20-year-old college student posted earlier this month on Twitter featured Bass transforming into the likes of a Jedi, animated character Ben 10, and Spiderman in a span of mere seconds. Bass captioned the video — which was set to the catchy Harry Styles song Watermelon Sugar — with a request to his followers to retweet it “enough times that Disney calls.”
Turns out, the request wasn’t necessary as the skills in the video spoke for themselves. Bass’s spotless editing and remarkable graphic effects quickly got the attention of some Hollywood bigwigs.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn showed some praise on Twitter, as did Scrubs actor Zach Braff, who implored Gunn to “hire this man.”
Ben 10 voice actor Tara Strong — who voices main character Ben Tennyson — also shouted out the video, declaring: “Love!!”
But perhaps the best response the Georgia State University student received was from Disney CEO Robert Iger himself, who quoted Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton saying, “The world’s gonna know your name!”
As for what this means for Bass, he told Time that he’s “gotten plenty of offers for representation and from casting directors,” but that he’s “not entirely sure what I’m allowed to spill.”
“Let’s just say there’s a lot of stuff in the works,” he told the publication.
After the video’s success, Bass put together an in-depth thread on the “mistakes” he made and it’s well worth the read and watch. See if you can go back and spot the flubs. (We had a hard time seeing them ourselves.) We can’t wait to see what big projects Bass takes on, but in the interim, we’ll be watching his TikTok closely.