Ninja planning move to Hollywood after Mixer's death
Olivia R. August 3, 2020
With Mixer's shutdown, Fortnite superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is a free agent. And he has some big plans.
Ninja's been streaming on YouTube since Mixer's sudden closure, but that's not even close to what the popular content creator has in store for his fans. In fact, Mixer's shut down may have pushed him to explore even bigger and more mainstream opportunities than before.
A year ago, @Ninja signed a deal that single-handedly sparked a war for top gaming talent. Now, he's a free agent. So I spoke with him about how he was approaching his next deal (and why he's got his sights set on Hollywood) https://t.co/EaDOpmkSZP
According to a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ninja is looking to work in Hollywood. Ninja told reporters in mid-July that he's looking into "literally anything and everything Hollywood," including movies, voice acting, and cartoons.
This isn't anything new for the ever-popular streamer. Ninja made a surprise appearance on The Masked Singer, hiding behind a goofy ice cream costume. He was eliminated the first night. Ninja also made a cameo in last year's Jumanji: The Next Level which was cut from the final release. Ninja will appear in a video-game themed movie starring Ryan Reynolds called Free Guy which will hit theatres in December.
But does that mean that Ninja is done with streaming?
Ninja told The Hollywood Reporter that he doesn't plan to stop playing Fortnite. He told them he's going to be "gaming [his] entire life" and has no plans to stop. There's a good chance that he will wind up gaming in front of a camera on another streaming platform at some point, since Ninja has yet to have his big break in anything mainstream.
Fellow content creator and streaming star Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm has also hinted at big multimedia plans after a permanent ban from Twitch. Both famous gamers seem to have grown popular enough to succeed outside of their original streaming platforms.