In less than a month, yet another video game movie adaptation will make its way to theaters. This time, Ubisoft is bringing their award-winning franchise Assassin’s Creed to the silver screen with an all-star cast featuring the likes of Michael Fassbender (X-Men, Inglorious Bastards), Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), and Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman) behind it. After debuting a new image of Fassbender as Aquilar de Nerha – the film’s main protagonist – Empire spoke with the actor, who gave a little bit more insight into his character, and why he sees him as an anti-hero.
“It’s not like Star Wars, where you’ve got the light side and the dark side. This is very ambiguous morally. Both of these parties – the Templars and the Assassins – are hypocritical at certain points. There are not clear-cut good and bad characters. I think it’s a little more provocative for an audience to see that. You know, ‘Should I be feeling that? Should I be backing this character?’ That’s always fun.”
The clip that was just shown from the film features Callum Lynch entering the Animus for the first time. Enjoy!
— Assassin's Creed (@AssassinsMovie) November 28, 2016
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th-century Spain. Callum discovers he is a descendant from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
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