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UPDATE: Assassin’s Creed Filmmakers Attempt to Explain the Animus

Still from the first Assassin's Creed movie trailer

The Assassin’s Creed movie flips, kicks, jumps, and slides into cinemas on December 21, 2016.

Genetic time travel, huh? I guess if Pacific Rim can throw around Neural Handshakes, then genetic time travel is fine. In the latest clip and featurette for Assassin’s Creed, we get some more information on, and a closer look at the Animus. Many fans are expressing some disappointment on the look of the Animus and the way it functions, but it’s not too bad.

So, who’s excited for some Assassin’s Creed? And who’s worried it’s just going to be an amped up music video?

UPDATE 10-10-16: Second Assassin’s Creed Trailer Shows Off Jeremy Irons and the Animus

The music for the second trailer is definitely better than the Kanye West song “I Am God” used in the first trailer, but it’s still not great.

Original Post 5-13-16: The First Assassin’s Creed Movie Trailer Has Arrived

The first trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live a few days ago, and we finally get to see some sweet action with the first Assassin’s Creed movie trailer, after months of speculations and a few leaked images. And we’ve got to say, it looks amazing. The movie will be a collaboration between two media powerhouses, Ubisoft and 20th Century Fox, so it’s no surprise that they got the look right.

From what was seen in the first Assassin’s Creed movie trailer, it looks like the movie will not be a direct adaptation of any of the games, but will be set in the same universe, and borrow elements from multiple games. Which, all things considered, might appeal more to fans considering we’ll be getting a new assassin to expand the lore. Regarding the chosen historical era, it will not be feudal Japan as many fans have been hoping for since the Assassin’s Creed journey began, but rather it will be set during the Spanish Inquisition. The much hated villainous organization Abstergo will return to kidnap Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender), a death-row inmate who is now considered to be dead.

Many other powerhouse actors will join Fassbender such as Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael K. Williams. However, it is unknown whether any of them will appear in the recently announced Assassin’s Creed VR experience or in the sequel which is rumored to already be in development (insert saying about counting chickens here.) The plot is also largely unknown as well.

Assassin's Creed movie poster

As we’ve grown accustomed to, Assassin’s Creed game trailers usually feature great music. And they’ve even been using popular songs in some of the recent trailers. So they followed this trend with the first Assassin’s Creed movie trailer, using the song “I Am God” from Kanye West.  However, fan reaction (as detailed more extensively in this Kotaku article) to this choice has not generally been kind, with many people taking to Twitter to joke about it:

So, who’s excited for the Assassin’s Creed movie in December?

Featured Image: 20th Century Fox / UbiSoft

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