Britney Spears's boyfriend Sam Asghari wants to become the Middle East's first superhero: 'Marvel should give me a call'

The Iranian-American actor said he hopes to become an action star like Tom Cruise or Jason Statham

Britney Spears's Iranian-American boyfriend Sam Asghari has revealed his ultimate career ambition – to become the first Middle Eastern superhero.

The actor and Instagram star, 27, opened up about his career goals in a recent interview, saying that Marvel should "give him a call".

Asghari has been slowly making a name for himself in television, starring in HBO Max's Hacks, as well as landing a recurring role in season three of Showtime comedy series Black Monday.

However, comedy is not his ultimate goal, he said in a chat with Variety.

"Action is something that I want to do – action, drama, thriller – that’s a genre that I want to really get into,” he said. “But if you can do comedy, you can do anything."

He also said he gets his inspiration by studying the craft during his intensive cardio sessions at the gym.

“I want to get into blockbusters, I want to get into TV shows that get on Netflix and become fan favourites,” he said.

“My ultimate goal is to really become a well-rounded actor. I’m doing a lot of MMA training, I’m doing a lot of gun and stunt training to be a well-rounded actor such as Tom Cruise, such as Jason Statham.

"Like I said, I want to do action, but I want to be able to do drama as well. This is my craft, and I want to accomplish it 100 per cent.

“Marvel or anybody – they should give me a call.”

Asghari, who before getting into acting worked as a personal trainer, was born in Tehran but moved to the US when he was 12. He has been dating Spears since 2016.