Michael Fassbender, the actor chosen by Ubisoft to headline the big screen adaptation of Assassin’s Creed has admitted to Entertainment Weekly that before he was cast as the character Callum Lynch, he never actually played an Assassin’s Creed title.
While something like that may cause alarm for fans of the series, bear in mind that not everyone enjoys video games like we do, and with him being such an established actor, maybe he just didn’t find the time to play games in his youth. Since being chosen and before filming, he did make the effort to play the games to gain an understanding for its universe, and Assassin characters.
“I’ve played it since [being offered the job] mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character,” Fassbender said by phone from Spain, where he was filming the adaptation. “We’re striving to find something special. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We’re really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We’re working hard to make this something special.”
He also shared a photograph from the set, with him in full character alongside Ariane Labed which you can see below.
[Source: Entertainment Weekly]