Michael Fassbender touches on the Assassin’s Creed movie’s shortcomings
While some gamers thought it was pretty decent video game movie adaptation, most critics and fans ended up not liking the recent Michael Fassbender-starring Assassin’s Creed movie, and Fassbender himself recently offered his opinion as to why.
Speaking in a recent Movienco video interview for his recent role in Alien: Covenant, Fassbender offered his take on where the Assassin’s Creed film went wrong and whether it will get a sequel despite its poor box office performance:
“I don’t think it was entertaining enough. For sure, it wasn't ideal. I think we missed an opportunity there a little bit. So we'll wait and see what Ubisoft are coming up with. But right now I don't know.”
He also briefly talked about what he’d personally want to fix about the first film if he could:
"I would make it more entertaining, that's really the main note. The feeling of the film, I think it took itself too seriously and I would get to the action a lot quicker. I think there's three beginnings of the film, which is a mistake."
While there were previously talks of having the movie serve as the beginning of a trilogy, and while Assassin’s Creed did technically turn a profit by making $240 million worldwide with a budget of only $125 million, its poor critical reception has likely led both Ubisoft and Fassbender (who served as one of the film’s executive producers in addition to starring in it) to reconsider that strategy.