Both Ubisoft and Michael Fassbender are keen to continue the adventures of Callum Lynch/Aguilar – and they haven’t even began.
The Tracking Board is reporting that a sequel to 2016’s Assassin’s Creed movie is already being pitched around at Ubisoft, with Fassbender – who produces and stars in the historical drama – seemingly eager to nurture the property into a bona fide franchise.
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For those who have kept pace with the development of Ubisoft’s live-action feature, The Tracking Board’s report shouldn’t come as much of a surprise; after all, Fassbender himself has championed the movie’s franchise potential in the past. Besides, as its video game source material proves year in, year out – just not in 2016 – thanks to its sci-fi twist, Assassin’s Creed can ostensibly be moulded around any time period in history, opening up a plethora of options for Ubisoft and New Regency to choose from.
But for now, the rumors of a sequel remain just that, and one would imagine that progress on Assassin’s Creed 2 would hinge on the potential success of this year’s feature film. Awe-inspiring practical effects and a starry ensemble – namely Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson – are one thing, but the true test for Justin Kurzel’s video game movie will arrive later in the year. Before that, however, according to Ubisoft’s Twitter account we can expect to lay eyes on a first-look trailer at some point this month – likely alongside Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Assassin’s Creed will look to flex its franchise credentials when Justin Kurzel’s actioner dives into theaters in time for December 21.
Source: The Tracking Board