Cristiano Ronaldo has joined forces with graphic novel and animation producers Graphic India to help co-create a new cartoon series for kids.
The show is called “Striker Force 7” and will see the often-overlapping worlds of professional football and superheroes brought together on screen once again.
A character bearing Ronaldo’s likeness stands central in the promotional imagery, where he is joined by various accomplices — including what looks suspiciously like a hammerhead shark wielding an ice hockey stick.
Big News! We’re partnering with football legend and total rockstar #CristianoRonaldo and VMS Communications to create #StrikerForce7, an EPIC new animated series! Head to https://t.co/za8LQIW3V8 for more! @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/nqtkwJHHZY
— Graphic India (@GraphicIndia) May 10, 2018
“In the same way football connects cultures and people around the world, I believe great animated characters and heroes can do the same,” Ronaldo said.
“That’s why I am excited to bring together these passions of football and superheroes through this project and share it with my fans.”
Terrific, now tell us more about shark-hockey man…
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.