Hollywood has clearly made video game movies the next big thing to pair up with comic book adaptations in the past few years. Before video game movies were getting the Hollywood spotlight, 1980 action figure lines and classic cartoons were all made into blockbuster films. Blockbuster video game brands such as Halo, Gears of War, and Mass Effect were all planned to be Hollywood films before last year. Now, most greenlit video game films are hits from the PC and mobile platforms like Angry Birds, Minecraft, and Five Nights At Freddy's and, Warcraft. Now "Triple-A" console titles are finally getting the Hollywood treatment like the recently announced Uncharted film coming in 2017 and the Assassin's Creed adaptation coming in December starring Michael Fassbender.
Regency and Ubisoft Pictures may have a golden gem in this year's [Assassin's Creed](tag:437814), because they're already setting up plans for a sequel.
According to Tracking Board, producers of Assassin's Creed, including star Michael Fassbender, are already on board for second film, despite the fact that film isn't even out until the end of the year and hasn't had any trailers released for the public. This leaves a lot of questions regarding the entire Assassin's Creed video game franchise which is skipping out on a release this year probably because of the mixed-reception the last two installments received.
This film's story is set within the mythology of the Assassin's Creed series but with an entirely different cast of characters, staring Fassbender as a modern day character who uses ultra-advanced technology to enter a simulation of the "genetic memories" of his 15th century Spaniard ancestor named Aguilar de Nerha, a member of an ancient guild of Assassins fighting an endless war against The Templars. More details of the guild's epic rivalry and the dual characters portion of the plot are yet to be explained. In the game, there is a virtual time-machine technology called (“The Animus”) which helps unravel clues of a person's ancestors’ past in order to stop evil schemes by the present-day incarnations of The Templars, who are always welding immerse power.
In the video games, one character can experience the memories of multiple different ancestors, which may confirm that Fassbender's 21st century character will be in the sequel. But what about his 15th century role? Fassbender may reprise his role as Aguilar as well, or play an entirely different character with a different personality on a new adventure. Picking a setting that is featured in the game would be a start for Regency and Ubisoft Pictures.
It is important to know that both studios creating plans for a sequel isn't officially confirmed. But the studios are maybe planning on a shared universe, which most are doing these days. Some sequel plans are usually shut down even before production. Even superhero sequels aren't excluded from being rejected; for example Amazing Spider Man 3 and others were being talked about before Fox decided to strike a deal with Marvel. Lets see if the recently revived Venom film rumors aren't just that.
Assassin's Creed is set to arrive in theaters on December 21st 2016.
Source: Tracking Board