Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom – Plot
Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom is the upcoming fifth live-action film in the Asterix franchise. The film is set in China during the Han dynasty and will follow Asterix and Obelix as they travel to the Middle Kingdom to help defend it against the Roman Empire.
According to the official synopsis: “The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely… One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionaries who garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and Compendium… In China, the Emperor’s son has been kidnapped by the villainous Tofa, and it’s up to Asterix and Obelix to rescue him.”
Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom – Cast
The cast of Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom includes a mix of international actors. Guillaume Canet and Gilles Lellouche will reprise their roles as Asterix and Obelix, respectively. Other cast members include:
- Vincent Cassel as Tofa
- Mei Ting as Wu Han
- Yan Ni as Fu Ying
- William Feng as Yuan Chen
- Lihua Wang as Yi Ya
Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom – Release Date
Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom is scheduled to be released in French cinemas on February 9, 2022. There is currently no word on when the film will be released in other countries, but it is expected to be released internationally soon after the French release.