Directed by Guillaume Canet, “Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Empire” is revealed with a first trailer. The filmmaker offers himself the role of Asterix while Gilles Lellouche presents himself as Obélix.
Asterix and Obelix back after ten years
Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom will be one of the events of beginning of year 2023 in France. Already because, in itself, the universe of Asterix has always attracted, whether with comics or films. And that the last proposal to the cinema dates back more than ten years now. But also because these films have always been ambitious, each time bringing together even more celebrities to surround the two Gauls.
We remember for example Laetitia Casta in Falbala in Asterix and Obelix versus Caesar (1999), by Monica Bellucci as Cleopatra in Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002), fromAlain Delon as Julius Caesar in Asterix at the Olympics (2008)of Catherine Deneuve as Queen of Brittany in Asterix and Obelix: At Her Majesty’s Service (2012), and many more…
The Middle Kingdom Unfolds
This new film will be no exception as we can see with the first trailer (in one article) unveiled by Pathe. Realized by Guillaume Canet, Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom therefore sees the latter incarnate Asterix in turn, and Gilles Lellouche to be Obelix. The duo presents itself on these first images which mainly focus on the show and the means put in place.
Remember that this is an original screenplay and not an adaptation of one of the comics. Thus, Asterix and Obelix will see their usual daily life turned upside down by Princess Fu Yi (Julie Chen). Coming from China, she will ask the two Gauls for their help to save her mother, Empress of China (Linh-Dan Pham). Neither one nor two, they are off on a new adventure, this time in Asia, but they will obviously meet Caesar, who also wants to become Emperor of China.
We also knew that Marion Cotillard was to play the new Cleopatra while Vincent Cassel had obtained the role of César. But that’s not all since Jonathan Cohen, Ramzy Bedia, Manu Payet Jérôme Commandeur, Audrey Lamy, Franck Gastambide, and even Zlatan Ibrahimović and Angèle have been announced in the casting! Some are already visible in the promotional video. But for the rest, it will be necessary to surrender in theaters February 1, 2023.