"Ayon, excited kung totoo man, ‘di ba? Kung mangyari man I will be forever grateful. Siyempre sobrang that's an achievement kung mangyayari ‘yun." This was Xian Lim's statement as he addressed the ongoing rumors that he is set to play Captain Barbell in its remake on ABS-CBN.
"May mga nakikita rin ako siyempreng mga online voting, so siyempre ‘yung mga supporters they really get excited to the point na gagawa sila ng kani-kanilang voting. So siyempre nakikita ko rin ‘yung efforts nila and I'm sure excited na din sila na makita ako back on TV. So maraming salamat sinusuportahan nila ako doon," Xian said.
He remarked that he is ready if the management chooses to give the role to him. "Isang dream role ‘yan para sa kahit sinong aktor. Kung ica-cast nila ako don, ready-ing ready.”
Xian shared that he had watched some clips of the old Captain Barbell movies. "Napanood ko ‘yun, kasi dati ‘yung lolo ko so napapanood ko, it's Edu Manzano pa siya and Herbert Bautista. Nakapanood na ako ng clips pero hindi pa ‘yung kabuu-an."
ABS-CBN earned the TV rights to 13 of Mars Ravelo's works including Captain Barbell. The management has yet to announce who will play the iconic Pinoy superhero.
While waiting for his next projects, Xian is currently busy promoting his new album XL2. “I'm very thankful sa Star Records because they give me another album, pinagkatiwalaan nila ako and they give me an opportunity na gumawa ng isang album na puro originals and may isang cover siyempre. So maraming-maraming salamat sa kanila,” he said.