Today, Yahoo! Movies unveiled the very first look at Micheal Fassbender from the upcoming video game movie adaption of Assassins Creed. This comes off multiple setbacks on the film including rewrites and filming delays. The site goes onto reveal Fassbender will be playing original characters set within the Assassin Creed world but not directly adapted from any of the existing video games. But this can also open up the doors to have references or even cameos from our favorite Assassins like Altair and Ezio Auditore da Firenz:
Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
This actually all seems vaguely familiar. About a year ago a small rumor appeared online via Superhero Movie News stating that Fassbender would be playing Micheal Lynch an inmate who enters the Abstergo program and meets his ancestor during The Spanish Inquisition.
Michael Fassbender will be playing a death row inmate named Michael Lynch (In the present) who will be a pawn in the war between the Templar’s and Assassins. He will be taken by Abstergo and be tested on with The Animus by an evil scientist named Joesph. He will also have a relationship with an Abstergo assistant named Lara (Who will also have a past ancestor as well). Fassbender will also be playing Lynch’s Assassin ancestor named Aguilar de Agarorobo. Elements from Assassins Creed 2: Discovery will be used in the film with Tomas de Torquemada being the past antagonist. Aguilar de Agarorobo father will also be an assassin chief instead of Ezio Auditore’s father.
This rumor seems to be all but confirmed beside the first names have since been rewritten from Micheal to Callum. It also seems Marion Colliard who will appear in the film may be playing the assistant Lara in modern times but will have her own past ancestor as well.
Filming Begins Monday; Assassin Creed hits December 2016