After a cameo alongside Ryan Reynolds, Ninja appears to have started a film career. In an interview, the Fortnite streamer has now revealed what he plans to do next.
Tyler Blevins aka Ninja is one of the most famous streamers in the world. The 29-year-old gamer is so popular that he is now also causing a stir outside the streamer scene – such as with a mini-role in the latest film with Ryan Reynolds. The guest appearance should only be the beginning of his Hollywood career, as he has now revealed.
Ninja: appearing alongside Ryan Reynolds as an acting springboard?
Ninja will make a guest appearance in the upcoming action comedy “Free Guy” alongside other YouTube fans such as Imane “Pokimane” Anys and Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott. Ryan Reynolds stars in the film. The Deadpool star embodies an NPC who finds out that he is a minor character in a video game. The action comedy was originally scheduled to hit theaters in July, but was postponed to December due to the corona pandemic.
Ninja reported in an interview that he was certified as an actor when shooting natural talent. Even if he says that he himself treats these praises with caution, he now wants to deal more closely with other orders in the industry. He was open and watched absolutely everything, from films to voice acting to cartoons.
Does Ninja have what it takes to be an actor?
Ninja’s acting ambitions are of course still difficult to assess at the moment. However, it is by no means unthinkable that studios would give him a chance as an actor – after all, thanks to his huge popularity, he guarantees an audience of millions and thus black numbers at the box office. Many of his fans would probably want to see him on the big screen and be less influenced by reviews. From a financial point of view, this step could make sense.
On the other hand, there have always been stars in the recent past who ventured out of their original profession to make the breakthrough as an actor – and sometimes failed extremely painfully. There are more than enough examples of this from Mariah Carey to Paris Hilton. Even Youtubers are by no means immune to such embarrassing mistakes. When the German Youtuber scene tried the film “Potato Salad – Don’t Ask” in 2015, it resulted in a filmic catastrophe. So the step from streamer to film star is by no means easy. You may find out whether Ninja has the talent for it on December 11th, the release of “Free Guy”.
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