Disney executive Bob Iger at TikTok Superhero: ‘The World’s Gonna Know Your Name’

Julian Bass, a 20-year-old student at Georgia State University, recently posted an amazing TikTok video on Twitter showing him transforming into three of his favorite heroes: a Star Wars Jedi, Ben 10, and Spider-Man. “If you guys can retweet this is enough for Disney to call, that would be greatly appreciated,” Bass wrote, probably without anticipating that the tweet would be viewed nearly 21 million times. Check it out…

And among those who saw? Former Disney CEO Bob Iger, who responded to Bass with “The world will know your name!” Yep. Three exclamation marks, friends.

Even writer / director James Gunn received praise, with Zach Braff from Scrubs instructing Gunn to hire Bass.

Iger, who has served as CEO of The Walt Disney Company since 2005 and oversaw some of the company’s largest acquisitions such as Marvel and Lucasfilm, resigned from that position last February, before Disney parks closed due to the pandemic. .

About a month later, Disney announced that the company’s top executives will take pay cuts during the COVID-19 crisis, with CEO Iger giving up his salary entirely.

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