The AC Milan striker will have a role in the next film of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix.
This Zlatan Ibrahimovic is everywhere. In addition to shining with AC Milan in Serie A, and after having found the Swedish selection at the end of March, the Scandinavian giant announced this Thursday via Instagram that he will be showing in the next film of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix , directed by Guillaume Canet, whose theatrical release is scheduled for 2022.
At the casting of this Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, Ibrahimovic will therefore appear alongside Guillaume Canet, Gilles Lellouche, Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel. He will not play a viking but a Roman, Antivirus (a character played by Jean-Paul Rouve already bore this name in Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra in 2001).
This is not the first time that a high level athlete has invited himself into the small world of the Gauls. In Asterix at the Olympic Games (2008), Zinédine Zidane, Tony Parker, Amélie Mauresmo, Michael Schumacher and Jean Todt had made short appearances, more or less successful.
And here is the full cast of “Asterix & Obelix: L’Empire du Milieu” by Guillaume Canet, which also reveals the participation of Bigflo & Oli (Abdelmalix & Toufix), Julie Chen (princess Fu Yi), Tran Vu Tran (Prince Du Deng) and Linh-Dan Pham (the Empress) (14/14) pic.twitter.com/kt7MV3QPM6
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