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New Assassin’s Creed Movie Images Show Michael Fassbender in Action and Also Not


If you were hoping that, one day, the chosen one would show up and bring balance to video game movies (sorry, too much Star Wars lately), Assassin’s Creed has the potential. However, like all video game movies, there’s a strong possibility that it will succumb to the dark side—as in, it could be awful.

But what we’ve seen of it so far looks … fine, and these new images from Empire are a step up from Fassbender’s initial debut in costume. Still, it’s impossible to tell how the movie will hold up based on just a few still images—even more impossible than telling from the inevitable trailer storm, though we’ll damn well try. Here’s the action shot, which is sadly without any wall-running, climbing, or physics-defying jumps:


The juxtaposition comes from Fassbender’s character in the present, Callum Lynch, being forced to live out the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in the past through virtual reality. Yup, it sounds weird, alternate universe version of The Matrix. Maybe it’ll also be fun and then have two awful sequels? That’d actually be kind of a win for video game movies at this point.

Here’s a bonus image from EW in case you needed more rampant speculation fuel:


(via IndieWire, images via Empire/20th Century Fox)

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