Wait what? Yeah that’s right. Variety is reporting that Fassbender has decided to wear the bad ass white assassin’s cloak and travel through the animus and star in Assassin’s Creed. With a video game adaptation I would never expect to hear such a rising star like Fassbender attached to this. However, his record so far has been pretty solid, from Magneto to sex addict, Fassbender can do it all.
If you are not familiar with the game here is how the very complicated story works (from Wikipedia): The Assassin’s Creed games take place in 2012, featuring the protagonist Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several lines of prominent Assassins; though raised as an Assassin, he fled his nomadic family to seek out a more common lifestyle. He is initially kidnapped by the megacorporation Abstergo Industries, the modern-day face of the Knights Templar who are aware of Desmond’s lineage. Desmond is forced to use the “Animus”, a device that allows him to experience his ancestral memories.
Now there have been 3 main games and many side games in this series. Its not known yet which version of the assassin Fassbender would play. My guess is they will start him off as Altair and sequels will go from there. If you have not seen Fassbender’s work, please go see Shame, X-Men First Class, Inglorious Basterds to start. This is very exciting news.