Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson Join ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson are the latest actors to join the cast of Justin Kurzel’s live-action Assassin’s Creed movie. You probably recognize the former, since he will next be seen in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Alfred Pennyworth. The two actors join an already impressive cast, which so far includes Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams and Ariane Labed.

While most details about the video game adaptation are tightly kept under wraps, we do know that Gleeson will play the father of Fassbender’s Callum Lynch, while Irons is set to play the father of Cotillard’s mystery character. The blockbuster began filming earlier this month in Malta, with additional photography scheduled to take place in London and Spain.

Assassin’s Creed revolves around Callum Lynch, “a man who discovers that he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.”

What do you guys think? Could we finally get a good video game adaptation with Assassin’s Creed? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below!

Assassin’s Creed hits theaters on December 21, 2016.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.