Obélix version Gilles Lellouche: “It is not Marvel, I do not make a superhero”

The actor will take over from Gérard Depardieu in the skin of the Gaul who fell into the pot when he was little. Gilles Lellouche gives Première his vision of the character.

What will Gilles Lellouche’s Obelix look like? We took advantage of the coming to Cannes of the star of North ferry to discuss with him Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, where he will give the reply to his friend Guillaume Canet (who plays Asterix and directs the film). Three weeks from the end of filming, Gilles Lellouche tells First how to pass after Gérard Depardieu, and his vision of the character in his most physical aspect:

In fact, it is better to move away [de la prestation de Gérard Depardieu] because it is not equal. He is incomparable so I have no choice but to suggest something else », He assures us. ” It’s not Marvel either, I’m not making a superhero out of it. I thought about these things, but in fact Obelix is ​​a child. So even when he’s hitting himself, even when he’s fighting, he’s not fighting like a man with hate or anger. He fights while laughing. He is so powerful that his punches amuse him himself. I thought about the possibility of making him some sort of Hulk, but it actually doesn’t work. Obelix is ​​above all a child who has a lot of strength.

North ferry will be in theaters on August 18, while Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom should be released next year in theaters.

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