The trailer for Cristiano Ronaldo’s superhero cartoon ‘Cristiano Ronaldo: Striker-Force 7’ has been released.
The preview for the animated series comes alongside the release of a free comic of the same name for Free Comic Book Day.
Ronaldo announced his foray into entertainment last year, with the series set to span comics, cartoons, gaming and digital content.
“In the same way football connects cultures and people around the world, I believe that great animated characters can do the same and that’s why I am excited to bring together theses passions of football and superheroes through this project and share it with my fans,” Ronaldo said when the project was announced last May.
The trailer for the cartoon features Ronaldo signing autographs before morphing into a superhero at the touch of a watch.
His outfit features his number seven emblazoned on the chest.
The Juventus star then uses his undeniable footballing skills to dispel the threat posed by some giant robots.
Ronaldo will executive produce the various parts of the enterprise, in partnership with Graphic India and VMS Communications.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has inspired millions of people around the world with his dedication, work-ethic and all-around epic game playing,” co-founder of Graphic India Sharad Devarjan said last year.
“CR7 is a real-life superhero to a generation and this new series will bring together a global team of characters from our world and others, that are representative of the diversity of his millions of fans.”
In his more familiar role on the pitch Ronaldo scored a headed equaliser, the 101st headed goal of his career, for Juventus against Torino on Friday.
‘Cristiano Ronaldo: Striker Force 7’ is a part of the Portugal international’s diversifying portfolio outside of his football career.
The 34-year-old also boasts a line of scents, underwear, clothing and shoes.
His footwear line CR7 Footwear was announced in April and Ronaldo is involved in every step of the process there too.
“I also really enjoy it – being part of the process from start to finish is very satisfying, I will never forget the time I was presented with the very first pair of CR7 footwear made!” Ronaldo said in April.