Magneto From X-Men: First Class Will Wear The Assassin's Creed Hood

Magneto will be killing evil Templars in the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie. Michael Fassbender — the actor who played the Master of Magnetism in last year's X-Men prequel movie — has signed up to be the lead star in the film adaptation of Ubisoft's historical action games.

The Variety article where news of Fassbender's casting broke describes the move as follows:

Plot revolves around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.

Ubisoft has been pushing hard to get their billion-dollar Assassin's Creed franchise up on the silver screen, going so far as to start up their own film production division.

But all of the activity up to this point has seemed like sound and fury signifying nothing and fans had to wonder if it wouldn't be that different from Microsoft's efforts at getting a blockbuster Halo movie made. Locking down Fassbender to play Desmond Miles — or whoever the lead character is — marks a significant leap forward for the in-development movie. If a decent director gets attached to the Assassin's Creed movie, it might actually turn out to be a thing worth watching.


    An AC movie sounds as redundant as the Uncharted movie. Why watch the movie when you can play the game?


      If someone IS going to be dumb enough to make an AC movie, I am glad talent like Fassbender is involved. That doesn't mean I WANT an AC movie. The premise alone would take up half the film, and half the joy in the games comes from completely immersing yourself in someone else's life (sometimes more than one).

      Anything we got on the big screen, no matter how impressive, would only be a watered down version.

      And dear god, stay the heck away from Uncharted. Seeing someone other than Nolan North play Drake is like Gilbert Gottfried voicing Jessica Rabbit.

      Because that would involve Hollywood creating original material, duh!

      Hey wassa-matta-you, bazuden?

      i dunno about anyone else but i wanna see them do it the awesomeness of assassins creed is off the charts in my book and i wanna see ubisoft pull it off
      and honestly if fassbender can play a android then he can deffinetly play a 28 year old first civilization decendant/ assassin such as desmond :)

    Another white-washing of an Ubi-soft game character?Well I know middle-eastern people are white but you get the idea.

      Did it ever occur to you that they might not have him play Ezio or Altair?

      Hopefully they do this right, and it's more a tie in, than a direct lifting from the game.

        As the article suggests, he'll probably be playing Desmond, or some other character they create for the film that fills the same role as Desmond. This quote gives it away:

        "Plot revolves around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts."

        So he'll be playing whoever the guy will be in the modern day, not the ancestor.

          It would be interesting if Fassbender played the parts of Desmond, Altair and Ezio, since they're all related and have similar appearance. That would really prove his talent.

          Ok, but isn't he a little old to play Desmond?
          Don't get me wrong, j'adore the Fass, but I always saw Desmond as being early twenties.

            Desmond seems to be around 25, tbh.

    Also, does the title really have to be Magneto from X-men First Class... You couldn't have just said Michael Fassbender?

    Good news. Not really sure an AC movie will work, but Fassbender is an excellent actor. My curiosity is piqued.

    I'm stoked that MFass has been picked too. Not sure about the movie though. If they pull it off, I'll be the first to buy the thing on blu-ray. If they cock it up like they (movie makers in general) have with so many other video game movies, I will be disappointed to the point of crying. Only cos I love the AC series.

    Will it be as bad as the Prince of Persia movie?

      I really don't understand why you'd think the Prince of Persia move was bad.

      Sure it was no Avengers, but it's probably the best video-game-to-movie adaption I've seen.


      Dde, that was a great movie, best movie tie in ever. Actually had good acting and great action.

      Postal was a bad tie in

    Considering the work Ubisoft has been doing stretching the Assasin's Creed brand across as many different media as possible, I think they'll be doing this carefully.
    Rather than a direct tie in, I imagine michael may have been cast as Subject 16 and the movie will be telling his side of the story which apparently came to an end in Revelations.
    Seriously, remember what 16 looked ike?

    Am I the only one who reads the quote as 'time travel movie?'

    Yes I know everyone here knows what an animus is but why do I have the horrible feeling some Hollywood Exec has said in a boardroom, "I want this movie to be easy to understand none of this genetic memory crap! Give the man a time machine! maybe in the shape of a Delorean!"


    Uwe Boll

    Subject 16 movie please. Will work out best if the film is its own story not a retelling of one of the games.

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