Cristiano Ronaldo has launched a new cartoon series which stars him as the lead character.
The Real Madrid superstar’s career in acting seems to be taking some big strides. He is set to play as a superhero in a kid’s football-themed cartoon series dubbed Striker Force 7. This comes after being handed the executive producer role in an unnamed and upcoming soccer-themed Facebook drama centered on a female football team from upstate New York.
With regards to the production of Striker Force 7, the 33-year-old football superstar has partnered with Graphic India – a renowned graphic novel and animation producer – as well as VMS Communication whose speciality is in mobile digital content management and marketing. The whole deal was put together by leading sports agency Polaris Sports.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the creator of the cartoon, will share the executive producer role with the CEO of Graphic India Sharad Devarajan, Diego Guarderas of VMS Communications, the lead character designer Jeevan J. Kang of Graphic’s EVP Creative and the Polaris Sports team. Speaking at the launch on Wednesday, Ronaldo stated:
“I believe great animated characters and heroes can do the same and that’s why I am excited to bring together these passions of football and superheroes through this project and share it with my fans.”
Striker Force 7 is expected to be available in animation, comics, publishing, gaming and digital content formats.
WHAT IS THE STORYLINE OF STRIKER FORCE 7?
The upcoming animated series has been likened to Michael Jordan’s Space Jam. The animated comedy which was produced in 1996, starred NBA legend Michael Jordan, alongside Bill Murray and the famed Looney Tunes cast.
Unlike Space Jam which obviously focused on basketball, Striker Force 7 will be heavily centered on football. According to Sharad Devarajan, Co-Creator and Producer of the cartoon, diverse characters will be assembled to assist Cristiano Ronaldo who is, of course, the main character of the cartoon series.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has inspired millions of people around the world with his dedication, work-ethic and all-around epic game playing.
“CR7 is a real-life superhero to a generation and Striker Force 7 will bring together a global team of characters from our world (and others), that are representative of the diversity and coolness of his millions of fans.”
WHEN WILL STRIKER FORCE 7 BE AIRED FOR THE FIRST TIME?
The first airing date remains undisclosed. However, additional information on release dates of the animated series will be communicated shortly. In the meantime, fans can visit www.strikerforce7.com to stay updated on new information.