The news was delivered by L’Équipe daily, Thursday (8/4/2021). Ibrahimovic will take part in a film called Astérix et Obélix: L’Empire du Milieu (Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Empire). The 39-year-old player will act as Antivirus, a Roman soldier.
This has also been conveyed Ibrahimovic on his social media accounts. He uploaded a photo with the words ‘Antivirus’, confirming that he would indeed take the role.
This film will also feature a number of well-known French actors, such as Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel. The plan, this film made by director Guillaume Canet will be released in 2022.
This is not the first time that the Asterix & Obelix film has invited sportsmen to appear as certain characters, even if only as cameos. In the film Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008), there was one Michael sSchumacher (Formula 1), Zinedine Zidane (soccer), Tony Parker (basketball), and Amelia Mauresmo (tennis).
Ibrahimovic himself is still actively playing at this time. Together Milan, his contract will expire in June, but there is a possibility that it will be extended, as his performance is fairly good this season with 17 goals in 24 matches.