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The upcoming Assassin's Creed movie will star Michael Fassbender, who most notably played Magneto in X-Men: First Class and David in Prometheus.
"Michael Fassbender was our first choice to play the franchise's iconic hooded hero," Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Ubisoft Motion Pictures told Variety in an interview. "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."
Fassbender, who will also co-produce the film, recently had roles in Haywire and Shame. The report says Ubisoft will develop the film internally but could still distribute it through Sony.
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According to the IMDB news article, Fassbender will be playing Desmond Miles so the movie's script could theoretically follow the plot of any of the games (though I'm sure they'll play it smart and do the first game).
He is an amazing actor and he was awesome in Prometheus. Great choice.
I actually think this is a really good choice. So far so good, but I'm sure they'll manage to screw it up somehow.
Very good pick. I haven't seen Prometheus, but I loved him in Xmen: First Class as Magneto. He was almost as good as Sir Ian Mckellen
Awesome news, looking forward to see some Assassin's on the big screen
While I like I like because he is a good actor, video game movies always worry me.
They picked him for his nose. He picked his nose for them.
He gave the best performance in Prometheus and Shame was also really good. I'm starting to appreciate him more and more.
I'm also curious how they will handle the whole Crusades thing. Also the Templars, and the other more religious aspects.
Fassbender as Altair!?
I don't care much about this franchise anymore but if it's more spotlight for my favorite Assassin Altair, Sign me up!
"SPEAK SENSE, TEMPLAR, OR NOT AT ALL!" goodtimes...
That is an excellent choice!!!!
Fassbender is an awesome choice. I'm not a fan of the games but the movies just might get me.
if my memory serves me correct ...Desmond was based on a real person ..a Spanish actor or something like that ..I'm not sure but 100% he's real..why not him then?
Good pick, the guy is a bad ass actor
Who is playing Desmond?, I kinda look like him... I want to get paid 100 grand to lay on the animus table!
Great things from small beginnings.