Disney Exec Bob Iger to TikTok Superhero: ‘The World’s Gonna Know Your Name’
20-year-old Georgia State University student Julian Bass recently posted an awesome TikTok video to Twitter that shows him transforming into three of his favorite heroes – a Star Wars Jedi, Ben 10, and Spider-Man.”If y’all can retweet this enough times that Disney calls, that’d be greatly appreciated,” Bass wrote, probably not anticipating that the tweet would be viewed close to 21 million times. Check it out…

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

And among those who watched? Former Disney CEO Bob Iger, who responded to Bass with “The world’s gonna know your name!!!” Yup. Three exclamation points, folks.

The world’s gonna know your name!!!

— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) July 3, 2020

Even writer/director James Gunn got in on the praise, with Scrubs’ Zach Braff instructing Gunn to hire Bass.

Hire this man, Gunn!

— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 3, 2020

Iger, who served as CEO of The Walt Disney Company since 2005 and oversaw some of the company’s biggest acquisitions like Marvel and Lucasfilm, stepped down from that role last February, before Disney parks closed due to the pandemic.

About a month later, Disney announced that top company executives will take pay cuts during the COVID-19 crisis, with executive chairman Iger foregoing his salary entirely.

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Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.

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