By Toutatis ! Asterix and Obélix will meet you on February 1, 2023 with “L’Empire du Milieu”, a new opus directed by Guillaume Canet who also plays the famous Gallic alongside his accomplice Gilles Lellouche.
Julius Caesar and the Romans have been warned! Asterix and Obelix will be back on the big screen on February 1, 2023. In flesh, blood and slaps. It will be in front of the camera of Guillaume Canet who offered himself, for the occasion, the main role alongside his friend Gilles Lellouche. And thus becomes the second director to play in an opus he directs, after Alain Chabat and Mission Cleopatre.
With an XXL cast, which includes both Marion Cotillard (Cleopatre), Pierre Richard (Panoramix), Vincent Cassel (César), Philippe Katerine (Assurancetourix) and Jérôme Commandeur (Abraracourcix) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Antivirus), Orelsan (Titanix) or Angèle (Falbala), this new opus in real shots will take us, with the heroes, to Asia.
Because the reputation of the famous Gallic village which resists, again and again, the Roman invader, is known as far away as Shanghai. And it is for this reason that the Chinese princess Fu Yi (Julie Chen) comes to ask for help after the coup d’etat of a certain Deng Tsin Qin (Bun-Hay Mean), who overthrew the empress ( Linh-Dan Pham).
By positioning itself on this date of February 1, Asterix and Obelix: L’Empire du Milieu will become the fourth of the five live adaptations to be released on this slot of the last Wednesday of January / first of February, very popular with French comedies, to which he often brought good luck. Only Laurent Tirard’s Au Service de Sa Majesté had departed from it in favor of the month of October.
We will therefore have to wait a little longer before discovering this new Asterix on the big screen. But perhaps the first images will soon be unveiled, now that the horizon seems a little clearer for Guillaume Canet and his gang.
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