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