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Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2016

‘Assassin’s Creed’ ‘wraps’ shooting, Michael Fassbender talks role

Video game fans are excited for Assassin’s Creed, a film adaptation starring Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch, a character who does not appear anywhere in the game but who exists as a kind of cypher for all the time. News comes that filming is over and fans can mull over the details released thus far.

The news comes to Design & Trend via tweets and Instagram posts from cast members Michael K. Williams, Marion Cotillard and Denis Menochet.

After years of delays and cancelation speculation, the bulk of the filming process is finally complete. Both Cotillard and Menochet confirmed as much when the latter posted a photo with a caption that reads “last shot.” Marion also shared the image, saying “and that’s a wrap.”

#assassinscreddthemovie # last shot #marrioncotillard pic.twitter.com/jrBcKJVE4P — Denis Menochet (@DenisMenochet) January 9, 2016

Ariane Labed also stars and was featured in the new EW photo (check it out below) alongside Fassbender, who didn’t know much about the game until he was cast in the role.

“I’ve played it since [being offered the job] mainly to get an idea of the physicality of the character,” Fassbender said by phone to EW from Spain, where he was filming the adaptation.

First look: Michael Fassbender in "Assassin's Creed"

First look: Michael Fassbender in “Assassin’s Creed”

“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.”

Descended from a long line of master killers (who square off against another secret sect called the Templars in a centuries-old covert war), his character’s physicality does not, however, involve super powers or magic. “A lot of the stuff in the game is Parkour,” Fassbender explains. “Blades attached to his wrists. It’s about getting in close to the target, close quarters fighting.”

Assassin’s Creed director Justin Kurzel (who also directed Fassbender in this December’s Cannes-anointed adaptation of Macbeth), has involved the actor doing a lot of his own stunts.

But he shrugs off questions about his physical feats on set. “I’ve learned how to roly poly, tumble turn,” Fassbender says with a laugh.

“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.”

Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson also star as Assassin’s Creed is set for a December 21, 2016 release.

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