With the release of Justin Kurzel’s live-action adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed just around the corner, Empire has debuted a brand new image of Michael Fassbender’s lead character, Aguilar de Nerha, who’s an Assassin living in 15th Century Spain.
Aguilar is the ancestor of Fassbender’s Callum Lynch, but there’s not a whole lot that has been revealed about him. Speaking with he magazine, Fassbender described his character as an “anti-hero of sorts” and added the following:
“It’s not like Star Wars, where you’ve got the light side and the dark side. This is very ambiguous morally. Both of these parties – the Templars and the Assassins – are hypocritical at certain points. There are not clear-cut good and bad characters. I think it’s a little more provocative for an audience to see that. You know, ‘Should I be feeling that? Should I be backing this character?’ That’s always fun.”
You can check out the image below.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
The film stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael K. Williams, Ariane Labed, Matias Varela, Denis Menochet, Khalid Abdalla, Javier Gutiérrez and Hovik Keuchkerian.
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Assassin’s Creed opens in theaters on December 21, 2016.