‘The world’s gonna know your name’ – Viral video of 20-year-old student stuns Disney, Sony

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Jul 7, 2020 at 11:00am

July 07, 2020 at 11:00 am | Entertainment

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

July 07, 2020 at 11:00 am | Entertainment

Photo: Julian Bass/Twitter

A college student has caught the attention of a host of Hollywood stars including Disney executive after a Tiktok video of him morphing into his three superheroes went viral. Julian Bass, 22, from George State University uploaded the video of him transforming into these superheroes with special effects.

The video was first uploaded on Twitter.

The video, which was uploaded on Thursday has garnered more than one million likes, watched 22.1 million times with more than 557k comments.

In the clip, set to Harry Styles’ song, Watermelon Sugar, Bass first transforms into Jedi Knight of Star Wars universe, complete with a lightsaber, before morphing into Cartoon Network’s Ben 10, Independent reported.

The 20-second video ends with Bass changing into Marvel’s Spiderman and shooting webs out of his palms.

“If y’all can retweet this enough times that Disney calls, that’d be greatly appreciated,” Bass tweeted.

Fortunately, his gamble paid off. Days after the video was posted, Oscar-winner Mattew Cherry, actor Josh Gad, Guardian of the Galaxy filmmaker, James Ginn, and Ben 10 voice actor, Tara Strong were also among those praising the 20-year-old, according to Independent.

“Hire this man, Ginn!” Zach Braff tweeted at Gunn.

Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company and former CEO, Bob Iger replied: “The world’s gonna know your name!!!”

Sony re-posted the video and the official Twitter account for The Lonely Island tweeted that it had “forwarded” the video to Disney and visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic.

Meanwhile, Bass has told the Hollywood Reporter that “these are people who have always been on my radar and it means everything in the world to me that now they’ve inspired me to a point where I’m on theirs.”

“I jokingly asked for Disney and got the chairman himself,” Bass said. “I absolutely had no idea it’d get this big. I mean, I’ve always put 100 percent into the videos I make and they’re usually well-received by those around me but nothing of this caliber.”

In an interview with Times, Bass said that his visual graphics skills and abilities to edit videos were self-taught.

“I learned VFX and filmmaking on my own for the most part,” Bass said. “[There was] a lot of trial and error and learning from experience! I haven’t ever taken a film class or anything like that.”

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