Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom (French: Astérix et Obélix: l’Empire du Milieu) is a 2023 French live-action adventure comedy film directed by Guillaume Canet, who also stars as Asterix. It is the fifth installment in the Asterix live-action film series.
The film, which co-stars Gilles Lellouche as Obelix, sees the title heroes travel to Imperial China for the first time. The original story is based on a script by Philippe Mechelen and Julien Hervé. Canet also collaborated on the script. It is the first live-action Asterix film not based on any of the comic albums or starring Gérard Depardieu as Obelix.