Michael Fassbender: Assassin's Creed isn't like Star Wars

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 November 2016
Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender has said 'Assassin's Creed' is "not like" 'Star Wars' because there's no distinct sense of good and evil

Michael Fassbender says 'Assassin's Creed' is "not like" 'Star Wars'.

The 39-year-old actor stars as Callum Lynch in the upcoming movie adaptation of the popular gaming franchise, but says the action packed feature doesn't have a distinct sense of good and evil, as both sides can be "hypocritical".

Speaking to Empire Magazine, the star said: "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."

Meanwhile, Michael recently admitted it had been 16 years since he last sat down and played a video game, despite starring in a movie based on the virtual experience.

He said: "The last time I had a serious stint with video games was 2000. There was a period of time where I was working in this warehouse at night. I would come home in the morning and just sit down in front of this racing game - I can't even remember the name of it - and play it over and over."

'Assassin's Creed' will follow the story of Callum as he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins Society and delves into his past. He must then learn the skills of a killer to fight the Templars - historic enemies of the Assassins Society - in the modern world.

The movie is expected to hit screens on January 6 2017.

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