Here it is, our first look at Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed. He's playing a character named Callum Lynch who is new to the series (which is now up to 489 video games), but who is part of the same terrible conceit as in every entry. Yes, it's now confirmed that in this film Fassbender will unlock the genetic memories of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th century Spain and use them - and the brain training he receives - to fight bad guys in the modern day.
For me the modern day stuff is always death in the Assassin's Creed games, especially in the later games, where you're playing a video game in a video game. It's just an extra layer of nonsense - I want the period action, not modern day intrigue! I was hoping that the movie version would realize the modern day stuff is extraneous, but nope.
The costume looks about right, design-wise, although the texture definitely makes it look like a superhero suit. I'm guessing this is what he wears in the 15th century sequences?
Shooting starts Monday.
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