ByKen McDonnell, writer at Creators.co
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There's been a lot of talk about Michael Fassbender's upcoming Assassin's Creed movie as of late. The first image of the Oscar Nominated actor in costume was revealed, alongside a whole bunch of information regarding the film. However, movies based on Video Games are predominantly terrible. From [Hitman: Agent 47](tag:593267) to Dead or Alive, there have been some shocking attempts at making this art form transfer over to the big screen.

However, maybe [Assassin's Creed](tag:437814) can prove them all wrong. Let's hope it's not a repeat of Prince of Persia anyway. But I'm wondering whether fans are more excited for the movie's prospects than Assassin's Creed Syndicate. Have you grown tired of these games? Are you more excited to see if these series works cinematically?

Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed
Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed Syndicate vs the Assassin's Creed Movie!

As you would expect, Assassin's Creed aims to please fans of the series as well as those who've never even heard of it. The story and universe will be familiar to those that have engaged with AC before, but hopefully captivating enough for the wider film-going audience. However, it won't simply be a standalone piece. Michael Fassbender's movie will actually impact on the whole series - regardless of medium. The movie takes place in the late 15th century during the Spanish Inquisition. It'll star Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams, and Ariane Labed. Additional cast members have yet to be revealed. Fassbender will play a bartender, who is captured by Abstergo and strapped to an Animus in order to live out the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar.

Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed
"It's a brand new story, with new characters set in our universe. It's possible you may find some familiar faces. We share the same universe. Elements in the film have consequences in our games, comics, and books."

The movie's plot is obviously most similar to the first Assassin's Creed game and the story of Desmond Miles. But the studio hopes that this won't bring about a bad omen. The movie's December 21, 2016 release date is also the day that Desmond Miles saved the world, "and died… Save the world and died, so I hope it's not a bad omen!" Thankfully modern day will play a huge part in the film, whereas the gaming series seems to have dropped this aspect.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Are You Excited for Michael Fassbender's Movie?

Personally, I don't know what to make of Assassin's Creed Syndicate. The series has lost all momentum as it flits between city and time period. There's nothing to pull me back, no story arc to draw me in. Assassin's Creed Syndicate appears to want to transform various aspects of the chore mechanics, but is that enough?

Let us know which Assassin's Creed you're more excited for in the comments below!

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