Assassin’s Creed Actor Michael Fassbender Hadn’t Played the Video Game Before Signing the Movie

By Mostafa Hossam

December 27, 2015

To all of you Assassin’s Creed fans out there, this one is for you, and I can proudly say I am one of them.

Assassin’s Creed Actor Michael Fassbender was featured in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, and he revealed that he didn’t actually play any of the franchise’s video games before agreeing to do the movie. However, he started playing after so he can “get an idea of the physicality of the character.”

“I’ve played it since [being offered the job] mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character, we’re striving to find something special. We believe the whole concept around it is special and want to service that the best we can. The fans are really passionate: very specific and they expect accuracy and historical detail. We’re really trying to capitalize and feed on and enjoy the fun element. We’re working hard to make this something special.”

When asked about the stunt feats he had to do, Fassbender said that he learned how to “roly poly” and “tumble turn.”

“I’ve learned how to roly poly, tumble turn, [laughs] stuff you can do in everyday life. Like cartwheels. No — just basic fight choreography stuff. I did some horse stuff today. So stuff like that.”

In addition to that, a picture from the set was shared. You can check it out below:

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Mostafa Hossam

My main and favorite thing to do in my life is play video games on my PS4 and admire the work that has been done in each game whether it's an AAA or an indie. Games are games no matter how many people develop it, it's the passion and hard work behind it. I am a crazy fan of Game of Thrones and love to read National Geographic magazines.

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