Once again Zlatan Ibrahimovic causes a stir. The Swedish superstar has released a cinema trailer featuring him via his Instagram channel. With his film role, he is following in the footsteps of other prominent athletes.
The film “Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom” will be released in cinemas on February 1, 2023. The spectators can also look forward to Ibrahimovic, who will play the role of “Caius Antivirus”. The Swede, who is currently under contract with AC Milan, can be seen in the film’s trailer.
In the cult film, the striker star will play the role of a Roman general. Ibrahimovic didn’t get the role by accident. Director Guillaume Canet revealed to “Le Parisien”: “We were looking for someone with composure and arrogance. And he also did taekwondo”. Qualities that Ibrahimovic definitely embodies.
Ibrahimovic follows other sports stars to the cinemas
“He’s Caesar’s favorite centurion. Originally his name was Abribus, but we renamed him Antivirus because we’re waiting for it and like the vaccine, it’s slow to come,” revealed Canet. The 40-year-old has already had his first experiences in the cinema business. As a producer, he took part in the film adaptation of his own career in the film “I am Zlatan”.
Ibrahimovic follows in the footsteps of a slew of sports stars with his acting debut in the new Asterix & Obelix film. There’s Michael Jordan in the movie “Space Jam”, ex-boxer Mike Tyson in the film series “The Hangover”, Arnold Schwarzenegger as “The Terminator” or Zinedine Zidane, who has a role in “Asterix & Obelix at the Olympic Games”. clothed.
In terms of sport, Ibrahimovic is currently not available to his club anyway. The Swede underwent knee surgery in the summer and will therefore not be able to help his team beyond the end of the year.