What if your ancestor was an assassin? Ubisoft and 20th Century Fox releases another trailer for the Assassin’s Creed Movie. This time, more information about Michael Fassbender and his character is revealed.
The Holiday season will be jam-packed with movies, but it’s not everyday you see a video game adaptation so hyped. Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender will not be bending metals, but he may be bending time.
The new Assassin’s Creed Movie trailer will give fans an idea of Michael Fassebender’s role as Callum Lynch. However, careful observation of the trailer led many to believe it reveals a lot about the game itself.
According to the trailer, the movie will adapt a lot of common tropes in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The main character Callum was a criminal abducted by Abstergo Industries. He was hooked up to the Animus, which allowed him to access his “genetic memory.”
Callum will be able to live the life of his ancestor Aguilar in Renaissance Spain. However, like in other Assassin’s Creed games, the film has more than meets the eye.
Interestingly, it’s as if the majority of the film will be occurring at the present time. Although, it was eventually confirmed that there will be an approximate 65-35 ratio of how much the movie will spend in the present day and in the past.
However, 15th century Spain is still a fresh take on the entire franchise. But Michael Fassbender teases more will come.
A prelude of what’s to come?
However, the question remains: will the Assassin’s Creed movie finally debunk the popular saying that all video game movies are bad? The ratings are almost against the film itself, as it will release almost shortly after Star Wars: Rogue One.
One could only hope if you are competing against what perhaps one of the oldest science fiction franchises of all time.
Nevertheless, what intrigues viewers more is the appearance of the enigmatic female assassin. It could be known that the first female protagonist for the franchise was developed in 2012.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation focuses on the story of Aveline de Grandpre, an assassin with an African-French descent. Her story is in 18th century New Orleans, just when the French and Indian War has ended.
Arian Labed will play Maria, an assassin alongside Aguilar. But the appearance of a companion usually hints death – so does this mean Michael Fassbender’s Aguilar eventually dies, only to be replaced by Maria?
Answers will be revealed when the Assassin’s Creed Movie releases on December 21.