20th Century Fox released a new video of Assassin’s Creed Movie in which Michael Fassbender, who plays the protagonist of the film, explains the relationship between Templars and Assassins. The clip also shows some of the film’s scenes.
New Video Shows Scenes from the Assassin’s Creed Movie
In Assassin’s Creed, a revolutionary technology allows access to genetic memories. Through that, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers that he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins and get knowledge and amazing abilities to fight oppressive and powerful organization of the Templars today.
Actor confirms Assassin’s Creed film’s connection to the Game
Ubisoft had confirmed that Assassin’s Creed movie was going in the same continuity of the games, but until then the connections were only ideas – Assassin’s, Animus and the Templars. That has now changed thanks to an actor’s statement Michael Kenneth Williams (known for his work in The Wire, Boardwalk Empire).
He’s playing as a character named Moussa with Callum Lynch, the protagonist played by Michael Fassbender. The connection is in the genetic ancestor that he lives within the Animus, the former assassin Baptiste, which appeared in Assassin’s Creed Liberation, game originally released for PS Vita and then was made available in HD for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC.
“My character, he’s in this prison, whatever this place we call it. His name is Moussa. He is going to… When he becomes an Assassin, he’s going to channel his ancestor, which is a voodoo poisoner who has been dead for about 200 years. His name is Baptiste.”
In the game, the character had left the order of Assassins and become the leader of a voodoo cult that are allied with the Templars. Kenneth explained to ScreenRant that when Moussa enters the Animus, he begins to live as Baptiste. He also explained that the ancestor was born in the Caribbean, Haiti (Haiti, formerly known as Saint-Domingue, is a Caribbean country in the Greater Antilles). He ends up being killed by the protagonist of the story, Aveline.
Assassin’s Creed will be released on December 21, 2016.