Fans have known about the Assassin's Creed film adaptation for some time now - the rights to Ubisoft's stealth-action franchise have been floating around Hollywood for a few years now. However, it's only recently that the film has started to gain some momentum: Ubisoft has been releasing snippets of information over the past few months, and while it's far from something big like a trailer, these bits of info have been enough to let fans know that the project is still on track.
Of course, today's news is a lot bigger than a production note or a script update. For the first time ever, fans can catch a glimpse of Michael Fassbender's character in full costume: that's right, Magneto in assassin's robes. It's as awesome as it sounds.
To be honest, there's not much in the way of information on display: what you see is what you get. It's Michael Fassbender in costume, and nothing else - even so, it's great to see that the studios are keeping the feel of Assassin's Creed intact. To put it bluntly, the photo looks like it could be promotional art from any of the games in the series:
While there might not be much in the way of new info, the costume itself does drop some hints on when the story may take place. For instance, Fassbender is rocking two Hidden Blades, something that only made its way into the games after Assassin's Creed II, which took place during the Italian Renaissance. Fassbender is also wearing a far more complicated set of robes than those seen in the original game, suggesting that Ubisoft won't be using a Middle Eastern locale as the film's setting.
Then again, until Ubisoft reveals more information on the film's setting and plot, there's no real way of knowing one way or the other - hopefully, it won't be too long before fans get a closer look at the franchise's first big screen installment.
Assassin's Creed is set to hit theaters on Dec. 21, 2016.