Asterix followers the world over are gearing up for the discharge of Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, the fifth live-action movie within the franchise, and the primary since 2012’s Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia. The film, which stars Guillaume Canet (The Siege of Jadotville) as Asterix, Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises) as Cleopatra, and Jonathan Cohen (Army of Thieves) as Graindemais, is due for launch on February 1.
Earlier this month, the ultimate trailer for the movie dropped. While we already know the movie will see everybody’s favourite indomitable Gauls embark on a visit to China to assist princess Fu Yi (Julie Chen), the trailer additionally contained a number of snippets that reveal quite extra about what to anticipate.
There’s a lot of motion within the typical Asterix guide, but it surely’s often of a extra… elemental sort. Simply put, an Asterix story would not be an Asterix story with out the requisite quota of clueless Roman legionaries getting bashed about by Asterix and Obelix, often within the forest that surrounds their village.
This time round, nevertheless, count on wirework, lightning-fast strikes, and as many homages to the martial arts style as you possibly can think about. The trailer options some Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-esque aerial ballet set aboard a ship, as Asterix and Obelix watch the princess’s bodyguard check out her strikes on an unsuspecting deckhand. And with the trailer additionally that includes what appears to be like like an epic battle scene that includes Chinese warriors, Romans, and Gauls, count on extra when the pair arrive within the Middle Kingdom.