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The Assassin’s Creed film is looking more and more real at every new look we get. Footage was shown off at CinemaCon weeks ago, but the public has still yet to get anything other than images and hear the tales of those who have seen it in action. A trailer is expected to release soon, and while that wait seems to never draw to a close, Brazilian website Omelete has gotten a hold of a new pair of stills and alleged plot details. Fair warning, there may be spoilers ahead.
The above image shows Fassbender’s modern-day character, Callum Lynch, strapped to a chair surrounded by prison guards, nurses, and a doctor that will administe a lethal injection. According to Omelete, Lynch found himself in the troubling situation due to his killing a man in a bar fight years prior. Now in the execution chamber, Lynch is watched by Abstergo CEO Alan Rikkin (Jeremy Irons) and his daughter Sophia Rikkin (Marion Cotillard). As he’s injected, he’s flooded with memories of a violent past. Later, he awakes in an Abstergo facility.
This is perhaps where the described footage shown at CinemaCon picks up. There, Lynch is approached by Cotillard’s character, who informs him that he’s just been implanted with the “memories of someone who has been dead for 500 years.”
This photo depicts Fassbender as Lynch’s 15th century ancestor, a Spanish Assassin named Aguilar, wielding a spear and fighting two Templars. This image appears to have been pulled from the aforementioned footage.
Pause. If Aguilar is a 15th century Spanish Assassin, could we possibly get a Rodrigo Borgia tease? He was Pope in 1492, and while it’s been stated the film is doing a narrative separate from the game series, a nod at the Assassin’s Creed 2 storyline, where Borgia was simply referred to as “The Spaniard,” does seem within the realm of possibility.
You can read more of the Omelete article here, where it’s been translated from Portuguese to English by Redditor GIlCAnjos. Again, beware of possible spoilers. At this point, it’s all speculation, but there is fascinating information regarding Lynch’s past that fans may want to avoid if it is indeed fact.
Despite the lack of an official trailer and concrete information, the Assassin’s Creed film adaption is slated to release December 21.
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