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“Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom”: Written by Toutatis! The crazy numbers of Asterix’s empire

Heat-resistant Gaul, whose new cinematic adventure hits theaters on 1Verse February, not at the head of a village, but at the head of an empire, impressive to say the least. Guided visit…

65 million euros

Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom It is the fifth feature film about the adventures of Gaul in live action. Directed and co-written by Guillaume Canet – who also plays Asterix – this film is the first whose story isn’t related to Albom. Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, with a production budget of 65 million euros, and its filming lasted 17 weeks. Gilles Lelouch also participates in the role of Obélix, as the actor gained 20 kilograms for this role. It’s Vincent Cassel playing Cesar and Marion Cotillard’s Cleopatra in this adventure that sees Princess Fu Yi (Julie Chen) ordering the Gauls to deliver her mother from the clutches of Ding Chen Chen (Bun Hye Min). We notice Mathieu Chedid on screen in the remix, and he is also the one who composes the soundtrack for the feature film.

6,000 copies

“The character was invented in two hours by Uderzo and me, to a burst of laughter!” This is what René Goscinny said in pages Sunday newspaper. Published in the journal pilotThe Adventures of Gaul was the subject of the first album, which was published in 6,000 copies in 1961. Four years later, Asterix among the Britons It will be published in 400,000 copies.

Ninth painting

only at 9H board Asterix’s tour in GaulPublished in 1965, the little dog Idéfix makes his first appearance. His name was chosen by competition by the newspaper’s readers pilotwho had the choice between Idéfix, Trépetix, Paindépix, and Patracourcix.

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42.6 lbs

The “village of lunatics” is so prominent in French culture that the first French satellite weighing 42.6 kg and launched on November 26, 1965 was called … Asterix!

2.41 million entries

first animated movie, Asterix the Gallic It opened in France on December 20, 1967 and four days later in Quebec. Roger Carell doubles the voice of Asterix while Jacques Morel does the voice of Obelix. The 68-minute film has 2.41 million views.

275 million francs

In 1999, Christian Clavier and Gerard Depardieu became the faces of the famous duo at Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar, the first live-action feature film. The film was directed by Claude Zidi, and its budget amounted to 275 million francs (about 41.9 million euros), which made it, at that time, the most expensive film in the history of French cinema.

87 years old

And Roger Carell, the obnoxious little son of a Gaul, 87 at the time, announced the film. Asterix: Domain of the Gods (2014) will be his last. The animated feature is the first to be developed in 3D and co-directed by none other than Alexandre Astaire – Creator Camelot – which will be repeated in 2018 with Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion.

117 languages

In 2011 Albert Uderzo celebrated selling 350 million Asterix albums, i.e. “stacked, 766 times the height of the Eiffel Tower and twice as wide as the Earth if placed next to each other”. The Adventures of Asterix has been translated into 117 languages, making it the most translated comic book in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. 40H The album, whose title is not yet known, will be released on October 26, 2023 and was illustrated by Didier Conrad and written by Fabrice Caro.

  • Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom hits theaters from 1Verse February.
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