You can stop worrying about that Assassin’s Creed movie, at least for the moment. Apparently producers are so happy with it, they are wasting no time in moving forward on Assassin’s Creed 2. And Michael Fassbender will return as Callum Lynch, the descendant of a mysterious secret society of Assassins, who must use his deadly skills to battle the powerful Templar organisation.
Producers feel they have a massive hit on their hands, though that can only truly be confirmed by the ticket buying audience. Assassin’s Creed arrives in a very crowed Christmas market this December, opening just one week after Lucasfilm’s first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith. It will debut in cinemas the same day as the big sci-fi epic Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. As well as the animated family comedy Sing, which follows a group of animals in a singing competition. But that isn’t detouring New Regency from already developing the second instalment.
The Assassin’s Creed movie is set in 15th century Spain, during the Inquisition, which is not a time period that’s been covered by any of the main games so far.
Ubisoft insist that the film will tie into the game’s mythology though, and in the shot above – which seems to be set in the modern day – you can see what seems to be some very familiar looking scribblings on the wall.
Assassin’s Creed opens in cinemas worldwide on December 21st, 2016. The film’s first trailer is rumoured to release on 25 March alongside Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Assassin’s Creed 2 is due to hit cinemas in 2019.