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Asterix: Alexandre Astier will play this cult Gaul in Alain Chabat’s series

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun16,2024

Particularly awaited by fans of Alain Chabat as well as fans of Asterix, the series ;rie Asterix & Obélix: Le Combat des Chefs co-directed; by the ex-Nuls and produced by Netflix was recently revealed with a very promising first image, which made the rounds in the press. Putting another crucial piece of information in the background: the vocal casting of the series, in which we find Alexandre Astier. 

Astérix: Alexandre Astier will play this cult Gaul in Alain Chabat's series

Alexandre Astier is an irreducible Gallic

A great fan of comics, Alain Chabat has long wanted to create comics. Be a comic strip artist. Ultimately becoming one of the greatest figures of French comedy,the director ofDidierhowever maintained very close links with Franco-Belgian comics: in 2002, he directedAsterix and Obélix: Mission Cleopatra, which exceeded the 14,000,000 entries in France, before staging in 2017 À the continuation of the Marsupilami based on the work of Franquin. 

After lending his voice René Goscinny in the magnificent animated filmLe Petit Nicolas: What are we waiting for to be happy? by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre, Alain Chabat returns to the world of Asterix with a highly anticipated Netflix animated series, adapting the seventh volume of the adventures of the Irreducible Gauls, which he wrote and co-wrote. alisée. Hosted by the Toulouse studio TAT, the series will consist of five thirty-minute episodes, and is expected for the first half of 2025.

Astérix: Alexandre Astier will play this cult Gaul in Alain Chabat's series

The first image, revealed at the occasion of the Annecy Animated Film Festival, allows us to see – with this gigantic onomatopoeia – how muchthe series has been. influenced bySpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which Alain Chabat had praised; à its exit. A feeling confirmed by the festival-goers who attended the à the presentation of the series by Alain Chabat, where The trailer was released as a preview.

Besides, we were able to learn some big names from the series' voice cast: Alain Chabat (Asterix), Gilles Lellouche (Obelix), Laurent Lafitte (César), Géraldine Nakache (Bonemine), Thierry Lhermitte (Panoramix), but also Anaïs Demoustier, Fred Testot, Jean-Pascal Zadi, Grégory Gadebois, Jeanne Balibar, and the Palmashow duo, David Marsais and Grégoire Ludig. Not to mention Alexandre Astier, who had already confirmed his presence in the vocal casting of the series, and who lends his voice to the series. Ordralfabétix, the fish seller of the Gallic village.

Astérix: Alexandre Astier will play this cult Gaul in Alain Chabat's series

So this will bethe first ;first time that Alexandre Astier will play a Gaul, after having played the role of Mordicus inAsterix at the Olympic Gamesand loaned to his voice Ourseplus in the animated films he co-directed with Louis Clichy:Asterix: The Domain of the Gods andAsterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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