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Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom

February 1, 2023
1hr 51min

Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom Movie Details:

Movie NameAsterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom
Original titleAstérix et Obélix: l’Empire du Milieu
Based onAsterix by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo
Country France
Language English
GenreLive Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release DateFebruary 1, 2023 (France)
May 19, 2023 (Netflix USA)
OTT Release dateMay 19, 2023
Running Time1hr 51min
CastGuillaume Canet
Gilles Lellouche
Vincent Cassel
Jonathan Cohen
Marion Cotillard
Directed by Guillaume Canet
Written byGuillaume Canet
Philippe Mechelen
Julien Hervé
Produced byAlain Attal
Yohan Baiada
Cinematography by André Chemetoff
Edited by Simon Jacquet
Music byMatthieu Chedid
Production CompanyPathé Films
TF1 Films Production
Les Editions Albert Réné
Les Enfants Terribles
Les Productions des Trésor
Distributor Pathé Distribution
Budget$72.4 million
Box Office Collection$46.5 million

Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Guillaume Canet as Astérix
  • Gilles Lellouche as Obélix
  • Vincent Cassel as Julius Caesar
  • Marion Cotillard as Cleopatra
  • Julie Chen as Princess Sa See (Princesse Fu Yi)
  • Leanna Chea as Ka Ra Tay (Tat Han)
  • José Garcia as Biopix
  • Manu Payet as Scar Dee Kat (Ri Qi Qi)
  • Ramzy Bedia as Épidemaïs
  • Bun Hay Mean as Deng Tsin Qin
  • Linh-Dan Pham as the Empress of China[10]
  • Tran Vu Tran as Prince Du Deng
  • Jason Chicandier as Unhygienix (Ordralfabétix)
  • Jonathan Cohen as Grandemaïs
  • Philippe Katerine as Cacofonix (Assurancetourix le barde)
  • Jérôme Commandeur as Vitalstatistix (Abraracourcix le chef)
  • Audrey Lamy as Bonemine
  • Franck Gastambide as Redbeard (Barbe Rouge)
  • Vincent Desagnat as Perfidus
  • Pierre Richard as Getafix (Panoramix)
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović as Caius Antivirus
  • Gérard Darmon as the narrator
  • Angèle as Panacea (Falbala)
  • Matthieu Chedid as Remix
  • Florent Manaudou as Tabascos

English voice cast

  • Adam Rhys Dee as Asterix
  • Cristian Solimeno as Obelix
  • Nicholas Boulton as Julius Caesar
  • Joe Da Costa as Bankruptis
  • Jessica Carroll as Cleopatra
  • Elizabeth Chan as Ka Ra Tay
  • Luis Soto as Biopix
  • James Goode as Scar Dee Kat
  • Peter Polycarpou as Ekonomikrisis
  • Wayne Forrester as Deng Tsin Quin
  • Linh-Dan Pham as the Empress


The only daughter of the Chinese emperor Han Xuandi, escapes from a strict prince and seeks help from the Gauls and the two brave warriors Asterix and Obelix.

About Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom Movie:

  • In March 2021, French media reported shooting would take place in the Guéry plateau area of Puy-de-Dôme.
  • The film’s original working title in English was Asterix and Obelix: The Silk Road.
  • The director of this film Guillaume Canet also collaborated on the script.
  • It is the first live-action Astérix film to be a fully original story not based on any of the Asterix comic books.
  • The film is budgeted at $72.4 million and is being co-produced by Pathé, Les Enfants Terribles, and Paris-based Tresor Films.
  • The first live-action Astérix film not to star Gérard Depardieu as Obélix.
  • Hong Kong actor, martial artist, and action director, Donnie Yen was offered a role in the film.
  • Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom was theatrically released in France on February 1, 2023, and on Netflix in select regions on May 19, 2023.
  • The film received mostly negative reviews from critics and grossed $46 million worldwide against a budget of $72 million, making it a box-office bomb.

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