It’s been almost two months since the first trailer for Assassin’s Creed was released to the public, but more and more information about Ubisoft’s video game adaption has been trickling out recently. Since the film won’t be playing in theaters near you until December, it’s difficult to forecast how often Ubisoft will be dropping more teasers and trailers in the coming months, especially with all eyes being on Michael Fassbender with his dual roles in the film as Callum Lynch and the man from which he descended, Aguilar de Nerha.
After releasing new a few photos of Aguilar’s costume in the film, Assassin’s Creed has elected to keep this trend of releasing new images of Fassbender’s costumes going.
In a tweet from the official Assassin’s Creed Twitter account, they revealed new stills from the upcoming film that include Fassbender as both Lynch and Aguilar. Take a look at the stills:
The duel images feature Aguilar in his hooded attire in the past, and an image of Lynch in an action sequence in the present day. Along with the two images, the account posted, “We work in the dark to serve the light,” which comes from the Assassin’s initiation ceremony in the video game series - and has served as a tagline for the film adaptation.
Although Assassin’s Creed has been very transparent about the process of making this film, insight into what the finished product might look like and include has been relatively minimal up until this point, outside of the first trailer that was released in May. It’s also possible that these new stills may really be a teaser of a future trailer that will illuminate why they chose these particular images in this particular tweet.
One of the most intriguing aspects about Ubisoft’s video game adaption of Assassin’s Creed has always been how Fassbender will handle playing two roles in the same film. Not only that, but how the film will manage both storylines for Lynch and Aguilar in the overall narrative, and whether or not one character will get significantly more screen time than the other. The quote embedded within the tweet is fascinating, too, as it may signal that the image of Aguilar in the tweet will be the scene where the aforementioned quote will be uttered early on in Aguilar’s journey.
Perhaps the most difficult part of making this film, though, will be how director Justin Kurzel keeps fans just as invested in Callum Lynch as they’ll surely be for Aguilar de Nerha.
Assassin’s Creed arrives in theaters on December 21st, 2016.
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