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New Assassin's Creed movie images might have a massive spoiler

The Assassin's Creed movie release date might have dived into 2017 (opens in new tab) in the UK but that doesn't mean we have to go without hooded Michael Fassbender action. Revealed by The Playlist (opens in new tab)these images from Assassin's Creed (opens in new tab) show off Fassbender in various new poses as both Spanish Inquisition Assassin Aguilar and his modern day descendant Callum Lynch. 

First off, interestingly is the below shot. Now this is intriguing for a couple of reasons. On the surface, that looks like Aguilar but that background is definitely the Templar headquarters of Abstergo where Lynch has been undergoing his Animus experiences. 

I'm not going to lie. Assassin's Creed takes some serious, errr, liberties with science but what it doesn't do is time travel. This must be Lynch trying on Aguilar's outfit. Given that routine Animus outings have the side effect of the Bleeding Effect where patients start learning their ancestor's skills, I'm willing to bet at least three hidden blades that Lynch is planning on escaping the facility dressed as Aguilar, wrist stabbers and all. 

This, on the other hand, is definitely Aguilar in the fifteenth century looking like he's about to get stabby. 

The new Animus is now a giant animatronic claw but it looks like there's some complex Abstergo science at work here. This is what it would look like if Templars made Jacuzzis. 

Below are some more screens of Aguilar in action. It's worth remembering that we're not actually going to see as much of him as we were expecting. More than half of the movie takes place in the 21st century as Lynch learns about his ancestor. 

Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Ariane Labed, Michael K. Williams, Jeremy Irons, and Brendan Gleeson, Assassin's Creed opens in US theatres on December 21, 2016 before opening in UK cinemas on January 1, 2017.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.