Fassassin’s Creed: Michael Fassbender Dons the Robes of an Assassin

Fassbender will portray fifteenth-century Spanish Assassin, Aquilar.

Recently, I’ve been mulling over ways to keep the Assassin’s Creed-focused section of this site alive now that I’ve sworn off playing this year’s Syndicate. I have a few ideas floating around, but when this particular image —

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— hit the World Wide Web towards the end of last week, it gave me another: I can cover the upcoming film. I’m considerably late to the party with this one. In fact, I wasn’t sure whether to post it at all — but as I flicked through the new information that came to light along with the image (courtesy of Yahoo) I experienced a revelation. The clouds parted, golden rays of light bursting forth as the pun-loving gods smiled down upon me and sent the title of this post careening into my brain. Fassassin’s Creed… there was, quite literally, no way I could let that one go. And so here we are.

Assassin’s Creed will see Fassbender take on the role of Callum Lynch — a character not present in any of the games, but created for the film. Lynch, it transpires, is genetically linked to Aquilar, an Assassin operating in fifteenth-century Spain.

In the tradition of Assassin’s names relating to eagles, ‘Aguilar’ means ‘a place inhabited by eagles’. Interestingly, it’s listed as having come from the Latin word ‘aquila’, which Creed fans will know was the name of Connor Kenway’s ship in Assassin’s Creed III.

With filming scheduled to begin today, and set to take place across London, Malta, and Spain, Assassin’s Creed plans to infiltrate cinemas on December 21, 2016. Even with the bad taste Unity left in my mouth, and the fact that Syndicate does nothing for me whatsoever, I still like Assassin’s Creed as a whole. Despite some missteps, the series continues to hold tremendous potential, and I’m genuinely interested in finding out where the story goes. I’ll definitely be partaking in an excursion to my local cinema when the film arrives next year — and who knows? I might even have started playing the games again by then, too…


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