Well hot diggity damn, if my excitement wasn’t high enough for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, it sure is now thanks to the first look we have of star Michael Fassbender as an Assassin thanks to Yahoo. As a huge fan of the game, and of Michael Fassbender, I can feel a bit at ease (at least with this picture) that the Hollywood machine is doing things right and will make a quality video game adaption.
They also answered the question of who Fassbender would be playing as well, and it’s not Altair or Ezio. It’s actually a whole new character created for the movie to fit into the gaming universe, who’s name is Callum Lynch. He, like Desmond Miles in the video game series, learns he can live through the memories of his ancestors. This in turn, allows him to learn the skills and secrets of the Assassins to help in their continuing battle against the Templars. Callum’s ancestor will be Aguilar, who lived in 15th century Spain. Shooting for the film will begin this Monday and the film is set for release on December 21, 2016.