Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has announced on his Instagram page today that he would form part of the cast of the upcoming Asterix film, posting an image with the name of his character, “Antivirus”. The movie – Asterix and Obelix: the Silk Road – is due to be released in 2022, with filming set to begin soon according to RMC Sport.
The film will be the Milan striker’s latest media appearance, having notably co-hosted Italy’s Sanremo song contest over the course of a week last month. The forward will now take his first steps in acting in the French production, as part of an all-star cast including renowned French actors Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel, as well as rapper Orelsan and Belgian singer Angèle.
Away from his showbusiness commitments, the Swedish striker is set to renew his second spell at Milan for an additional year – having arrived in January of 2020 and made an instant impact with 10 goals in the second half of the 2019/20 season. This campaign, the Swede has been a crucial part of Milan’s title challenge, as the club’s top scorer in the league with 15 goals despite missing large parts of the season through injury.